If you are a young woman completing your junior year of high school and want to develop leadership skills, take an active role in decision making, learn about Florida State Government, be involved in community participation and service, be part of a governing body developing laws for Florida and receive college credit for a week long summer experience in Tallahassee, then you might want to consider applying to be a delegate for the 2014 Girls State Program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary since 1947.
The Auxiliary is looking for young women of excellent character and good scholastic standing with an interest in government and leadership.
Girls State is an intense week of government study where the 300 citizens of Girls State elect their own state governor, cabinet and other state officials.
The state officials begin to draft bills, debate bills, approve committee appointments - just like the real world.
When available, the state Capitol Senate and House of Representatives chambers are utilized to hold sessions.
Travel and delegate registration are paid by the Pine Island American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136. If selected you must attend orientation on May 25 and participate June 25 - July 3, 2014.
What to do next? Contact your counselor at Mariner High School or Cape Coral High School.