Ellissa Stoakes, Gladbrook, has been selected to attend Hawkeye Girls State 2013 to represent in the Gladbrook American Legion Auxiliary. Ellie is the daughter of Sherri Stoakes and Jim and Jodee Stoakes and has four siblings, Evan, Katie, Emily, and Eric. Ellie is active in volleyball, basketball, track, and softball, she is a member of the Peace Church Sr. Youth Fellowship. She has contributed her time to mission trips to both St. Louise, Missouri and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her interests include listening to music, spending time with her family and boyfriend and playing sports. Ellie is currently touring colleges both in and out of state, hoping to major in Forensic Science. She is excited about attending Girls State this year, as it will be a new experience and will help prepare for a role in the Criminal Justice field.