Several Lancaster High School students attended Girls State June 18 through 25 at Longwood University.
In 1937 Girls State was organized as a national Americanism activity, reported Carol Poundstone, vice president of the American Legion Adams Post 86 Auxiliary. It was designed 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, said Poundstone.
The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors girls who have completed their junior year in high school to attend Virginia Girls State, she said.
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