She is one of approximately 300 young women attending Iowa Girls State who have completed their junior year of high school and will study City, County and State governments and administer them according to the laws of Iowa. The girls also participate in legislative sessions, campaigning, party rallies, debating and voting along with learning deeper knowledge of parliamentary procedure. In addition to their political activities, the girls hear several motivational speakers along with local State government officials. The culmination of the week on Friday evening, June 24, is the Inauguration of the newly elected State officials. The Inauguration program will be held at Stephens Auditorium on the campus of Iowa State University. The public is invited.
Miss Steuhm attends South Tama County High School and is involved in volleyball; soccer; Large Group Speech; TATU; yearbook; PUBS; cheerleading; Church Youth Group; club volleyball and BlueCrew.
She was chosen to attend Iowa Girls State on the basis of interest, leadership, and scholastic qualities. Iowa Girls State is sponsored by the Department of Iowa American Legion Auxiliary and is staffed by Auxiliary members and former Iowa Girls State citizens who volunteer their time. Across the nation, over 20,000 young women attend Girls State each summer. Past participants include: Jane Pauley, NBC News broadcast journalist; Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas; Lynne Cheney, wife of U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney; and Brigadier General Michelle Johnson, now serving at the Pentagon, who was the first woman to serve as Cadet Wing Commander at the U.S. Air Force Acadamy and a former Iowa Girls State citizen.