June 20, 2024

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You may be eligible to participate in Girls State/ Boys State

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The Seekonk American Legion Family is sponsoring a girl to attend MA Girls State and a boy to attend MA Boys State this June. The 2 programs are very similar and take place at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. The dates are 6/15 – 6/21/24. The students will remain on campus for the entire time of the program.

The programs are a study of local and state government. Citizens will establish and operate their own city/town and state government. City and town officials are elected at the beginning of the week and they will work to keep their municipality running smoothly throughout the week. The citizens will also come together as counties to elect nominees to run for office within their political parties, and each nominee will run on the state level for constitutional offices (Governor, Lt. Gov., Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, Attorney General). Throughout this process, the students will engage in running their own campaign for candidacy. The citizens will elect Senators and Representatives to the state legislature and discuss bills. There is also a District Court.

The criteria for attending for the student is:

  • Will complete their junior year of high school the same year they attend in 2024
  • Have an interest in government and/or current events
  • Have strong leadership abilities
  • High moral character
  • Above average scholastic standing

Public school, private school and home schooled students are eligible.

Any student who is interested in attending, please send your contact information and a brief essay on why you would like to attend the program to auxiliary311@yahoo.com  by March 25. You will be contacted for an interview. Additional information on the programs can be found at www.massgirlsstate.org  and www.maboysstate.org

Scholarships/Educational Awards available through the American Legion Family

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