ALA Tar Heel Girls State

American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State is a week long workshop in the legislative process sponsored by the North Carolina American Legion Auxiliary. North Carolina's program is the longest continuously-running Girls State program in the United States. For a week in June, approximately 250 of North Carolina's most promising rising high school senior girls from every part of the state come together to learn about and  participate in various parts of government. In the following pages, you will see different parts of the program and be linked to other web sites to learn more about North Carolina's and the United States's government.
1. Must be a rising senior in high school and at least 16 years of age.
2. Must be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident with a valid green card.
3. Must be in the upper 1/3 of her class.
4. Must be sponsored by an American Legion Auxiliary or Post.
5. Tuition is $400, non-refundable after April 1.
6. Must have an interest in government and the political process.
79th session of Tar Heel Girls State will be the held on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. The session will start on Sunday, June 10, 2018 and end on Saturday, June 16, 2018.