American Legion Girls Program
On March 11 at the Erna Fergusson Library (3700 San Mateo Blvd. NE) at 6 PM, three girls from the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State will present a look into how the American Legion is molding young citizens. Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches high school girls who have completed their junior year responsible citizenship. Nearly one million young women have had the opportunity to learn first-hand how their state and local government work.
While at Girls State they participate in a mock government. They run for office, vote, and take part in government. They also write bills presented to the Girls State House and Senate to be debated and voted upon.
New Mexico Girls State is held at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico. Participants receive three college credit hours that are transferable to any college.