Utah Girl’s State is a fantastic program that provides Junior Girls with the opportunity to spend a week at Weber State University learning about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. It is a great way to learn more about the government, but also gives you the opportunity to spend a week on a college campus and experience life as a college student: living in dorms, eating in a cafeteria, attending classes, etc. Participating in Girl’s State not only looks great on college and scholarship applications, it also means you are eligible to apply for scholarships to WSU while you are there.
Many years ago, I participated in Girls’ State and was elected Maw City Treasurer and County Assessor (still not really sure what that is?). I really did not have a lot of interest in government or politics, but I still had a great experience…and I left with a 1/2 tuition scholarship! You might not have a lot of interest in government or politics either, but as American citizens, we all need to have a basic understanding of how our government works, as well as a deep appreciation for our Constitutional rights and privileges.
If you are interested in participating in Girls’ State, there will be an informational meeting during 1st and 2nd lunches on Monday, March 10th in the Conference Room in the Front Office. Jennifer Hinton, a fellow Girls’ State Alumni, as well as last years participants will be available to give your information and answer any questions you might have.
Also, I am in the process of securing funds to help with the cost of Girls’ State, so don’t let the cost keep you from participating.
UTAH GIRLS’ STATE
Deadline: March 21, 2014
Conference Dates: June 2-7, 2014 at Weber State University
Application: Available from Mrs. Cartwright
-High school girls who have just completed their junior year of high school.
-Girls selected based on scholastic, leadership, service accomplishments, interview skills, and the potential to learn and grow from this experience.
-Must complete application and pay fee by deadline (March 23, 2014).