American Legion Auxiliary
DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI
600 Ellis Blvd. Jefferson City, MO 65101
www.ALAforVeterans.org [National] (www.deptmoala.org [Missouri])
Contact: Linda Schaap, Director of Admissions 816-358-4541 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia Goodin, Missouri State ALA President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Local Student Headed to ALA Missouri Girls State
[CITY, STATE]- [NAME] of [HOMETOWN] has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Missouri
Girls State. She is a student at [HIGH SCHOOL.] [LAST NAME] will study levels of government in this
nonpartisan political learning experience. Every spring, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program
provides approximately 25,000 young women with a hands-on educational opportunity designed to instruct
tomorrow’s leaders in the privileges and duties of responsible citizenship. Missouri Girls State will be held on
June 24 – 30, 2012 at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.
Delegates are assigned to a mythical political party. They then campaign, hold rallies, debate and ultimately
vote to elect city, county and state officials. Once elected to office, delegates are sworn in and perform their
prescribed duties. Citizens may also become involved in city activities, newspaper, broadcast news, music band
and chorus, General Assembly, Girls State Highway Patrol and college credit.
“QUOTE,”said [LAST NAME], Girls State Delegate.
Staff for Missouri Girls State is comprised of ALA members, former citizens, college personnel and experts in
the community and business sectors. Eligibility membership in the American Legion Auxiliary will be
explained during the session.
Two outstanding citizens are selected at each of the 49 Girls State sessions held across the country to represent
their state as senators at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. in July.
Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest patriotic women’s service organization.
With a membership of nearly 850,000, local Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,500
communities nationwide. The Auxiliary’s mission to serve veterans, their families and their communities is
carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and National
In the spirit of service, not self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American
Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their
families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor
youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.