Evergreen Boys and Girls State – June 2013 at CWU

Friday, March 22, 2013

The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary are seeking qualified and motivated students who are completing their JUNIOR year of high school to attend Evergreen Boys and Girls State at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.
  • Boys State will be held from 16-22 June 2013. Details, including an application form, can be found here 
  • Girls State will be held from 9-15 June 2013. Details, including an application form, can be found here
Interested students must demonstrate outstanding leadership, character and scholarship, as well as loyalty and service to their schools. They must also have at least one more semester of high school remaining.

Begun in 1935, and conducted in each state every June, this one-week “government-civics-leadership” conference is sponsored by the American Legion, a national veterans’ non-profit service organization.

It is often called a leadership action program in practical citizenship because each student will participate as citizens at the local, county, and state levels of government in the simulated "State of Evergreen." About 250 students attend each session every year.

A student at Boys / Girls State is eligible to earn four college credits for their efforts because of the depth and scope of the program and the work involved. Additional scholarships are available for performance at the conference.

Local Contacts: Tom Thorleifson (425) 314-5865, or John Crawford (206) 327-4335

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