AmericanLegion Post 1799 is pleased to announce that applications are nowavailable for Girls and Boys State. This year the post will fully fundand sponsor delegates to Virginia Girls and Boys State. Applications canbe obtained in the Counseling Center. Completed applications are due toMrs. Smith, school counselor, by 2:30pm on Friday, February 5, 2016.Selection for high school juniors willbe based on: academics, leadership, character, and service to thecommunity. Both programs run June 19-25, 2016 with Girls State atLongwood University while Boys State is at Radford University.
AmericanLegion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are thepremier programs for teaching how government works while developingleadership skills and an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As aparticipant in the program you will: run for office; learn publicspeaking; create and enforce laws; and actively participate in allphases of creating and running a working government in this exciting andfun summer program. For more information visit these web sites: TheAmerican Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State: http://www.boysandgirlsstate.org/; Virginia Girls State: http://www.vagirlsstate.org/; Department of Virginia Boys State: http://www.vaboysstate.org; American Legion Department of Virginia: http://www.valegion.org/.
TheAmerican Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic,mutual help and community service organization. It has a worldwidemembership of 2.8 million. The Department of Virginia comprises 214posts divided into 17 districts. Currently they have over 59,000members. The Department Headquarters office is located in Richmond, VA.