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Posted 19 June 2017
Flanders Field Post BE02’s Girls State candidates Grace Baxter running for Mayor in Mountain City and Melany Macauly running for River City Council President at the Girls State program in Maryland.

The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country. Since the inception of the Girls State program in 1937, nearly one million young people have had the opportunity to learn first-hand how their state and local government works.

High school girls, who have completed their Junior year, spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens at Auxiliary-sponsored Girls State programs in every state (with the exception of Hawaii). In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization.

Participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state's government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens. Two girls are selected from each Girls State program to attend Girls Nation, a national government training program. Girls Nation "senators" meet for a week in Washington, D.C., where they run for political office, campaign for the passage of legislation and possibly meet with state Representatives and Senators. Capping off the week of Girls Nation is oftentimes a meeting with the President of the United States at the White House.

To find out more about American Legion Auxiliary Girls State for your state click on the locator button and select your state for the appropriate contact information.

GIRLS STATE

ELIGIBILITY;  High school students who participate in and complete either an American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls  State program and is a direct decendant, i.e. chils, grandchild or legally adopted child of a U. S. veteran who served during a period of war.  Furnish requested information when completing this application.  Do not attach any documents or additional pages to this application, except as requested.  All other documentation or added pages will be discarded.
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Name:____________________________________________________________________________

Address:__________________________________________________________________________

City:_______________________________         State: _______________                     Zip___________

E-mail:_____________________________

Telephone: _________________________         

Date of Birth - Month_____      Day ____   Year______

I am the (state relationship)____________           of (vetean's name ____________________________

Veteran's Address (if living)________________City________________State______Zip___________

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who served active duty during one or more of the following periods: (Check one)

 

(April 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918) World War I
(December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946) World War II
(June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955) Korean War
(February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975) Vietnam War
(August 24, 1982 - July 31,1984) Lebanon/Grenada
(December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990) Operation Just Cause
(August 2, 1990 - Today)* Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
and Until Cessation of Hostilities.
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High School Record:  This section to be completed by  a high scchool official.

Number of students in high school _________    Number of students a applicant's class___________
Cummulative Grade Point Average (GPA)____     GPA scale is:_________ (i.e. 4 or 6 or 12 point, etc)

Expected Date of Graduation______________

Signature______________________________     Date _____________________________________
                                                                                                                    Print name & title
                                                                                                                   Affix school stamp or seal

(Print page and complete application)


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