Originally Published: April 24, 2016 6 a.m.
The Girls State Program, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, is a citizenship-training program for junior year high school students designed to teach the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. This
program, started in 1938, is presented in every state in the United States. In Arizona, the program first took place in 1947 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where it has been held for 69 years. This is a one-week program and is fully organized and run by an all-volunteer staff. This year’s program is scheduled for June 5 through 11.
The local American Auxiliary Unit 6 in Prescott is pleased to sponsor four junior girls from Prescott High School, Emma Kay Riley, Anne Snyder, Kendall Schwartz and Maya Goligoski. These girls were interviewed and selected from eight applicants. All applicants were outstanding and the selection was very difficult.
We know that our delegates will have an informative and exciting week.