Virginia Girls and Boys State

American Legion Post 1799 is pleased to announce that applications are now available for Girls and Boys State. This year the post will fully fund and sponsor delegates to Virginia Girls and Boys State. Applications can be obtained in the Counseling Center. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Smith, school counselor, by 2:30 pm on Friday, February 5, 2016.Selection for high school juniors will be based on: academics, leadership, character, and service to the community. Both programs run June 19-25, 2016 with Girls State at Longwood University while Boys State is at Radford University.

American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you will: run for office; learn public speaking; create and enforce laws; and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program. For more information visit these web sites: The American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State:; Virginia Girls State:; Department of Virginia Boys State:; American Legion Department of Virginia:

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic,mutual help and community service organization. It has a world wide membership of 2.8 million. The Department of Virginia comprises 214 posts divided into 17 districts. Currently they have over 59,000 members. The Department Headquarters office is located in Richmond, VA.

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Mrs. Clemence