Junior Selected As American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Delegate
For demonstrated leadership qualities, Olivia Wee '21 was recently selected as a delegate for the New Jersey American Legion Auxiliary (ALA)’s Girls State program, which will be held virtually this June.
ALA Girls State delegates are a diverse group of young women with a shared desire to learn and lead. Along with leadership skills, selected delegates must exhibit a keen interest in government and current events, have high moral character, and above-average scholastic achievement.
Each summer, approximately 16,000 young women participate in the ALA Girls State programs across the nation. Every ALA Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values through a nonpartisan curriculum where students assume the roles of government leaders, campaigning in mock parties (often called “Federalists” and “Nationalists”) to become mayors and county and state officials of their ALA Girls State. The program is a weeklong immersive learning experience.
Congratulations, Olivia, on this achievement!