Hundreds of high school girls from across Wisconsin gather on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus June 21-26 for the 65th-annual Badger Girls State (BGS) program.
Participants will learn about the structure of city, state and national government as well as what is expected of elected officials by inventing a mythical, new state. Organized by the American Legion Auxiliary, the nonpartisan, nonpolitical program will be held June 21-26.
Badger State delegates, who represent more than 380 Wisconsin high schools, will have the opportunity participate in activities such as journalism, parliamentary procedure, chorus, band, multimedia study and the State Fair talent show. They also receive instruction in flag etiquette and citizenship responsibilities.
Delegates must rank in the upper half of their classes, have leadership qualities and be interested in government. They are selected with the cooperation of the local American Legion Auxiliary units and high school personnel.
For more information about Badger State Girls, visit www.badgergirlsstate.org.