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.
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.
City:_______________________________ State: _______________ Zip___________
Date of Birth - Month_____ Day ____ Year______
I am the (state relationship)____________ of (vetean's name ____________________________
Veteran's Address (if living)________________City________________State______Zip___________
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.
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)