When is Arkansas Girls State?
The 2018 765th Session of Arkansas Girls State begins on Sunday, May 27, 2018 and ends on Friday, June 1, 2018. It will be held at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
What is the purpose of Arkansas Girls State?
How do I register to attend Arkansas Girls State?
Once your school officials have determined your eligibility for meeting the selection criteria to attend Arkansas Girls State, you will be asked to complete the Online Registration Application on this website. When your application is complete, at the end, you will be asked to print out two copies of the form. One copy should be given to your school, and you should keep the other copy. The School and/or Unit will then take the printed and completed application and submit it, along with the $200 Delegate fee for each application, and send it to:
How and when will I receive The Delegate Information Packet?
You are not enrolled to attend Arkansas Girls State until your Application is processed and you receive an official congratulatory email letter. This email letter will also contain important information including your Dorm assignments, and other specific directions for you to follow. You will need to print out this official email and bring it with you to your On-Site Registration at Harding University on May 27, 2018. The letter will also inform you that The Delegate Information Packet is ready to download from this website.
Will I get The Delegate Information Packet in the US mail?
When will I find out my Residence Hall assignment which includes my city group assignment?
Can I select my roommate when we attend Arkansas Girls State?
What time should I check in on Sunday, May 27, 2018?
Expect to arrive on the Campus of Harding University at your Residence Dorm assignment at Noon on Sunday, May 27th, 2018.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Delegates will not be allowed to arrive late, leave early, or “check out” for any part of the session. Delegates who cannot attend the entire session should not be selected as delegates and should not register.
After I check in, can we go to a restaurant for lunch?
Will I be able to use my Cell Phone, Text my friends, and post to Social Media?
What time can I leave on Friday, June 1, 2018?
You will not be dismissed until the last assembly on that Friday, Parents can plan to arrive around 9:30 a.m.to bring you home and hear of all your experiences during the week. All Students are to be picked up no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 1st, 2018.
Do I need a doctor’s signature on my Medical Certificate form?
What if I forget to bring something I need?
What about meals?
My hobby is shopping. Will I be able to keep up my skill?
What should I bring to wear?
When and where are the Girls State Orientation and briefings scheduled this year?
What activities are included in the Arkansas Girls State week?
Will there be any activities for those who like to sing and play a musical instrument?
Can my family visit during the week?
Can I drive myself?
Fees and Sponsorship
The cost of the six-day American Legion Auxiliary Arkansas Girls State Session is $200 per Delegate and must be attached to the Registration Application at the time it is submitted. Submission of the Registration Application and fee does not guarantee acceptance or selection.
The delegate fee is NOT to be paid by the delegate or their family, but rather this fee should be paid by sponsorship through the Auxiliary Unit, Community or Civic Organization, Business or school. The Auxiliary Unit or school may also assist to locate sponsors to support the cost of the delegate fee.
Any American Legion Auxiliary Unit or high school desiring assistance in sponsoring its quota of delegates to Girls State should contact patriotic, civic, or fraternal organizations in its community for that purpose. Organizations may share expenses.
Transportation to and from the ALA Girls State Session, and any spending money which the delegates may desire, are the only monetary obligations of the parents.
Place, Facilities, and Medical Service
American Legion Auxiliary Arkansas Girls State will be held from May 27 through June 1, 2018, on the campus of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. All young women will be housed in dormitories on the campus. The delegates will be under the supervision of City Counselors. A Nurse will on the staff and in attendance at all times. Health and Accident Insurance protects the American Legion Auxiliary Arkansas Girls State delegates from the time they leave home until they return. All delegates attending should be in good health, well adjusted mentally, socially, and physically, and able to submit upon arrival a Doctor’s Medical Certificate of Health (physical) completed within the previous thirty (30) days of the commencement of the session.
Delegates will report to the front desk of their assigned dormitory at Harding University when On-site Registration begins at 12:00 noon on Sunday, May 27, 2018.