Important Information about ALA Virginia Girls State

Director Susan Lee (center) with Amelia Guthrie (left) and McKenzie Girvan (right), the 2016 Girls Nation Senators

American Legion Auxiliary logo

The dates of ALA Virginia Girls State are
Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, June 24, 2017.


Theme of the upcoming session, 2017 is wrapping up our treasure chest of future leaders.


View the 2016 – 70th Session archive page


Did you know that Virginia Girls State is a program of American Legion Auxiliary? Read the history behind the program


Application Process

Delegates are selected by local units of the American Legion Auxiliary whenever possible. Each ALA local unit determines its own process for selecting delegates and contacts the high schools in its area. If your school hasn’t been contacted by a representative from the ALA District or a local unit then you may follow the steps below for help with the application process.

  1. Using the map below, locate your hometown or high school to determine your district.
  2. Contact the registrar of your district via email for the assistance with the application process.

District Contact Name Email
First & Second Cheryl Loyko
Third Cheryl Shine
Fourth Suzzann Pittman
Fifth & Sixth Emily Hall
Seventh & Eighth Joan Joyce
Ninth & Tenth Emily Hall
Eleventh Martha O’Brien
Twelfth Ginny James
Thirteenth Kathy Smith
Fourteenth & Fifteenth Darla Lisbon
Sixteenth Linda Altstaetter
Seventeenth Loretta Smith

Girls State has 750 poppies made by veterans at the VA hospital in Hampton.
We proudly wear these gems.