11th grade girls can now apply for Evergreen Girls State

Participants learn the mechanics of city, county and state government and to practice responsible citizenship.

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 10:29am
  • Life

The American Legion Auxiliary Fred Hancock Unit No. 19 in Renton is seeking applicants for Evergreen Girls State, a hands-on citizenship program for 11th grade girls.

The program is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Washington, which will convene for one week from June 10 to 16 in Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

Evergreen Girls State was organized in 1947 and has for 71 years developed from a governmental seminar to an in-depth study of city, county and state government. Every summer in 49 states, participants learn the mechanics of city, county and state government and to practice responsible citizenship, according to a press release.

From each session of Girls State, two participants are selected to represent their state at Girls Nation in Washington D.C. These elected “senators” will participate in a national government program.

Those who meet the eligibility requirements can contact their high school career counselors, American Legion Auxiliary Fred Hancock Unit No. 19 or the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Washington. Applications can be submitted online at the American Legion Fred Hancock Post 19 website.

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