The Girls State Conference is a renowned summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary for high school juniors. In this unique government action learning program participating high schools throughout California get to nominate one student from the junior class to represent their school.
It’s an honor to be selected as a delegate to this program; candidates demonstrate excellent character and citizenship and are in the top 30% of the class. They should present qualities of courage and honesty and be cooperative with others. Each of the candidates had to submit a preliminary application which included essays, 5 were chosen to complete the full application and interview with the Girls State committee. We are excited to share that Megan K. ’24 has been chosen to represent Carondelet at this year’s Girls State Conference. Sarah L. ’24 and Rachel K. ’24 have been chosen as the first and second alternates.
During Girls State, each girl will choose a party (Whig or Tory) so they may participate in party politics. They will choose their own platforms and issues to discuss. They also will participate in general elections and select their own state officials. The citizens will publish a newspaper, organize a choir, orchestra, or talent show. This is a week of learning without lectures, books, or tests.
Congratulations Megan! We wish you luck at the conference!