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We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about Missouri Girls State. We have posted all kinds of info about the program. We are planning more resources to the site - so check back.

The American Legion Auxiliary believes that educating our youth about the basic ideals and principles will help ensure the survival of our republic.

Eligibility & Sellection

Eligibility Criteria

Delegates to Missouri Girls State are chosen by an interview and application procedure. Information about 2020 Missouri Girls State arrived at the American Legion Auxiliary units and high schools after November 1, 2019.

MGS delegates are girls who attend high school in Missouri and have just completed their junior year. Candidates are evaluated on their leadership abilities, interest in government, service to others, and academics. Speech and debate experiences are also beneficial.

For more information contact your high school counselor or the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit.

Questions regarding MGS:

Linda Schaap - Director of Admissions
11108 E 83rd Terrace
Raytown, MO 64138
(816) 358-4541
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm.
Sunday: Her day off

Initial contact should be as early as possible, preferably before February 1, 2020 to be considered.

Selection Process

As there are 200+ American Legion Auxiliary units throughout Missouri and approximately 760 girls are chosen to attend MGS, the selection methods vary based on logistics, circumstances and established local procedures. Some selected delegates are long-standing Junior Members of an Auxiliary Unit (female members under age of 18) who meet the qualifications, while others are chosen by school personnel with names forwarded to local units. Some potential delegates' names are forwarded by schools to local units who then interview the list and make the selection based on the interviews. Any girl interested in attending Missouri Girls State should begin by contacting school counselor.