Girls State

The American Legion Auxiliary Arkansas Girls State will be held from May 29 through June 3, 2016 on the campus of Harding University in Searcy Arkansas.  All  young women will be housed in the dormitories on campus.  The students will be under the supervision of City Counselors. 

The Girls State program is open to High School juniors and is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.  All applicants must fill out their application on line and following the directions.  All applications will be picked up on March 28th from the high school scholarship office. 

The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, first presented in the late 1930s is one of the most respected experiential learning programs in the the United States.  Guided by the principle “For God and Country” the progam epitomizes the ALA’s mission to honor those who have brought us freedom by continuing to train young women to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism.

About 16,000 young women participate in weeklong ALA Girls State programs across the nation each summer. 

Program Objectives: 

  • Develops leadership and pride in American citizens
  • Educates citizens about our system of governament
  • Instills a greater understanding of Americdan traditions
  • Stimulates a desire to maintain democratic governmental procresses within our repbulic.

To answer any question you may contact Carol Smith, Chairman 479-549-4448