High Schools

Eligibility Requirements

  • The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors girls who are just completing 11th grade and are in the top 1/3 of their class.
  • Girls under consideration for any other conflicting activities are not acceptable candidates.
  • Previous Girls State citizens shall not be eligible as a candidate. The Department Chairman may accept or reject any applicant.
  • Candidates shall be selected on the basis of outstanding leadership, scholastic merit, interest in community and government, character, honesty, and cooperativeness.
  • It is not necessary to be a child or relative of a veteran.

Selection Process

  • Each unit should team up with the school to select their citizens each year
  • The unit, not the school, makes the final determination of who they will be sponsoring each year.
  • The girls should be interviewed either in a group interview or a one on one interview that is conducted by American Legion Auxiliary members.
  • If possible, Units would love to speak to the girls of the entire junior class about the opportunities that Empire Girls State may provide.

How can you help?

  • Provide units a list of the girls in the top 1/3 of their class and their contact information
  • Allow American Legion Auxiliary members to come in and present on the opportunities Empire Girls State provides
  • Allow former Empire Girls State citizens from the school to share their experiences.
  • Consider donating to this great program!

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