Hoosier Girls State at ISU June 18-24

June 16 2006

WHO: American Legion Auxiliary

WHAT: 65th session of Hoosier Girls State

WHERE: Indiana State University

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK:

Tuesday, June 20
1:30 p.m. State Conventions
Federalist - Tilson Auditorium
Nationalist - Hulman Center
7 p.m. Veterans Appreciation Night, Tilson Auditorium Among those in attendance will be Indiana Legion Commander Ron Martin, Indiana State Adjutant Steve Short and Julia Haskell, a former female military person.

American Legion Auxiliary representatives will speak on behalf of the Roudebush VA Hospital in Indianapolis, encouraging young women to do volunteer work to assist our nation's veterans. At the close of this program, every participant will be given a small toy soldier to become "A Soldier in My Pocket" representative. Girls State delegates will be encouraged to make quilt squares to be placed in quilts that are given to the family of every soldier killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Wednesday, June 21
10:30 a.m. State Conventions
Federalist - Tilson Auditorium
Nationalist - Hulman Center
7 p.m. Two party rally, Tilson Auditorium

Thursday, June 22
7 p.m. Inauguration, Tilson Auditorium
Among those in attendance will be State Senator Connie Lawson(R-Danville) and State Representative Cleo Duncan (R-Greensburg).

Friday, June 23
8:30 a.m. Elected County Officials visit the Vigo County Courthouse
8:30 a.m. Girl's State governor appointees board bus to visit Roudebush VA Hospital, Indianapolis
12:45 p.m. Elected city officials visit Terre Haute City Hall

The 65th session of Hoosier Girls State is designed to educate a select group of young women in the duties, rights, privileges and responsibilities of citizenship. Through creation of a fictitious ?51st? state the girls take part in a government exercise that will educate them on the structure of politics and government.

The week's schedule includes the primary election and political rallies, "whistle stop" speeches by gubernatorial, and lieutenant governor candidates, the general election and inauguration of the 2006 HGS governor.

The HGS program has been the recipient of the Freedom Foundation Award for outstanding achievement in bringing a better understanding to the American way of life.

Two representatives will be selected to attend the 60th annual Girls Nation at the National 4-H headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md. July 22-29.

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Contact: Nancy Leighty, Director,(206) 349-0927

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

ISU Communications & Marketing:(812) 237-3773 or http://isunews.indstate.edu

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More Than 700 future leaders are scheduled to attend Hoosier Girls State at ISU

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