The American Legion Auxiliary of Post 215 in Goochland interviews students for a place in Girls State each summer. Students are recommended to the Auxiliary by the school guidance staff and are referred based on their leadership abilities, academics, interest in government and service to others.
The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is a premier program for teaching rising High School seniors how government works. The program is held in June each year at Longwood University. The students, as self-governing citizens, learn leadership skills and become active participants in developing a government complete with cities and officers. Participants are provided the opportunity to run for an office, create laws and build public speaking skills.
After the extensive interview process, these students were selected to attend. Alternates will be able to attend the event if someone unexpectedly can’t attend or if the Auxiliary can raise more money to cover costs. The week is totally paid for by The American Legion Auxiliary of Goochland.