The Renton American Legion Auxiliary Fred Hancock Unit No. 19 is seeking applicants for Evergreen Girls State, a hands-on citizenship program for 11th grade girls, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Washington, which will convene for one week, June 10-16, at 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, young women meet to learn the mechanics of city, county and state government and to practice responsible citizenship.
From each session of Girls State, two outstanding young women are selected to represent their state at Girls Nation in Washington D.C. These elected senators will participate in a national government program.
Eleventh grade girls, who meet the eligibility requirements, may contact their high school career counselors, American Legion Auxiliary Fred Hancock Unit No. 19, or the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Washington Website: www.walegion-aux.org (programs – Girls State). Applications can be submitted online at the American Legion Fred Hancock Post 19 Website: www.post19.org
There is also an Evergreen Boys State Program offered through the American Legion Fred Hancock Post No. 19 for boys which meets for one week, June 17-23, at the Warm Beach Conference Center in Stanwood. Eleventh grade boys, who meet the eligibility requirements, may contact their high school career counselors or submit applications online at www.evergreenboysstate.org/
The Fred Hancock Post & Unit 19 meets at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 3224 NE 12th Street.