72nd session of Maryland Girls State held at Salisbury University

In Maryland, more than 100 high school girls from across the state are spending their week at Salisbury University taking part in mock legislative sessions and debates.These students are apart of the Maryland Girls State program. It's a unique and exciting government-in-action learning program where American Legion Auxiliary members guide young women to become knowledgeable stewards of freedom, democracy and patriotic citizens.

"We're each all divided up into cities and all of the cities have a unique set of problems that are similar to different issues that cities in Maryland face. This program helps promote informed citizens and informed citizens make for an informed country and when we work together as an informed country we can accomplish amazing things and that's one of the many things I've learned here," said Girls State attendee Maggie Cavanaugh. If you are a junior in high school and are interested in signing up for the Girls State session in Maryland next year you can visit the organizations website at https://www.alaforveterans.org/.

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