TOWSON POST #22

GIRLS STATE / GIRLS NATION

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What single American Legion Auxiliary event can be inspirational, educational, life-changing, and fun? It is American Legion Auxiliary Girls State/Girls Nation, a marquee Auxiliary program since 1937. At American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, high school students who have completed their junior year are competitively selected to participate in the seven-day mock government program where they learn about civics and American government in a fast-paced, interactive program of campaigning, debating, voting, and electing mock local and state leaders. Information on this years American Legion Auxiliary Girls State can be found below. Make sure you completge the on-line INTEREST form before April 29th. 
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ALA Girls State 

Auxiliary units in 49 states proudly host American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, an amazing week of learning focused on responsible citizenship and love for God and Country. Students are assigned to mock cities where, divided into the “Federalist Party” and “Nationalist Party,” they are immersed into learning about the political process from dedicated volunteers, making sure the program’s nonpartisan governmental, patriotic and civic objectives are carried out with intense learning along with some fun. The program directors also stay vigilant about raising the girls’ awareness of the importance of service, particularly to our veterans, their families and their communities.  


ALA Girls Nation


Two girls are selected from each American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation, where they become “senators” who meet for a weeklong immersive learning in Washington, D.C. After running for office, electing a mock U.S. Girls Nation President, and campaigning for the passage of mock legislation, the participants meet with real-life national government leaders. The highlight of the week includes a visit to the White House where for most years, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation senators have visited with the President of the United States.
 

Famous American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Alumnae

Attendance at American Legion Auxiliary Girls State has served as an important step in the career paths of many well-known American women:

  • Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security and former Governor of Arizona
  • Jane Pauley, NBC broadcast journalist
  • Brig. Gen. Michelle Johnson, first woman to serve as Wing Commander, U.S. Air Force
  • Ericka Dunlap, Miss America 2004 and reality star on "The Amazing Race"
  • Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas

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. child, grandchild or legally adopted child of a U. S. veteran who served during a period of war.  Furnish requested information when completing the below application link.  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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2020 Girls State Application