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It is deed to teach young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country. Since its inception, nearly one million young women, nationwide, have had the opportunity to learn firsthand how their state and local governments work. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors girls from the state who have completed their junior year in high school to attend Virginia Girls State. This interactive program teaches the formation and operation of city, county and state government entities. The participants vote and carry out elected and appointed positions in the Girls State government.

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The program gives participants the experience of living together as self governing citizens with the privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, as well as the opportunity to gain knowledge of the American Legion Auxiliary. From Falmouth, Kate Waller Barrett was a was a prominent Virginia physician, humanitarian, philanthropist, sociologist and social reformer.

Virginia Girls State is comprised of 14 cities, each named after a famous citizen of Virginia.

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One is named to honor Dr. Barrett — Named for Dr. She was the first director of Virginia Girls State. John Draper found her in the Ohio Valley living with the family of an Indian chief. He paid the chief to let him bring her home.

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She was captured by the Indians along with Mrs. She later married John Rolfe. He was the first Attorney General of the United States.

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Pocahontas was a Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown. Verna Vance dedicated over 50 years of service to Virginia Girls State. All rights reserved. American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Virginia. Made with by Graphene Themes. ALA Girls State Objectives Girls State is a non-partisan program which encompasses the following objectives: To develop civic leadership and pride in American citizenship.

To arouse a keen interest in the detailed study of our government.

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To develop in the citizens a determination to maintain our form of government, primarily by bringing them to the realization of how great it is to be an American. To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the Community, State and Nation. Connect us on Facebook.

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