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American Legion Girls State applications now being accepted

SHERIDAN — American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State applications are now being accepted.

Girls State is a simulated government program with the objective to provide hands-on training in city and state government procedures. The event is scheduled to be held in Powell June 7-14.

A variety of activities will be offered including campaigning for office, voting in elections, operating a judicial system, participating in a two-party political system, assuming the role of a legislator or judge, hearing Wyoming legislators and government officials speak and more.

All high school junior girls are eligible to apply including home-schooled girls.

All participating delegates are eligible for scholarships and college credit and the registration fee is paid by the sponsoring organization.

Applications can be found at your councilor’s office or by calling Melba Bennet at 461-1435.

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