Stafford American Legion Post 290


Virginia Girls State 2021 will be conducted virtually, ~4 hours per day, from June 20-26, 2021

The deadline for applications for Virginia Girls State 2021 is 1 March 2021. 

Click here to download the application!

Interviews will be held on 28 March 2021 for prospective candidates.  The interview schedule will be:
3pm:  Brooke Point and Colonial Forge 
4pm:  North Stafford and Mountain View
5pm:  Stafford HS                                      

An orientation meeting for those selected, and their parents, will be held on April TBD, 2021, at TBD, 1141 Mountain View Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22406.  All Delegates must bring a copy of their birth certificate or proof of US residency.

Further information on the program can be found at


2019 Virginia Girls State Delegates

Front Row – Priya Singh (MV), Meg Kenny (MV), Juliana Calvert (MV), Bailey Greggs, (BP), Amelia Gilley (BP), Grace Pegelow (S), and Jana Riley (CF).

Back Row – Punnammal Gross (NS), Dianna Dows (NS), Rosemary Hamilton (NS),  Camryn Sanchez (NS), Mary Gallaher (NS), Olivia Batt (NS), Catherine Theriot (NS) and Kelly Bye (NS).

Other delegates not in picture:  Aaryn Boatwright (CF), Katherine Calvert (S), Rachel Unruh (S) and Lauren Surette (S).  All delegates from Stafford County high schools.

Virginia Girls State is an Americanism program that is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. 593 delegates throughout Virginia attended this year’s session (June 16 through June 22) at Longwood University.  The delegates spend a week learning how local and state government is run.  They formed their own cities, elect their city officials.  They also elect a Governor, Lt-Governor and Attorney General for Virginia Girls State.

(Picture by Linda Altstaetter, Stafford American Legion Auxiliary, Girls State Chair)

NOTE: At the regular meeting (2nd Tuesday) in October of the Post and Auxiliary, the Boys and Girls State delegates will be honored with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. The delegates will relate their experiences while attending Boys State or Girls State.  Parents are encouraged to attend.

Pictures and names of prior years' Virginia Girls State attendees sponsored by the Auxiliary can be viewed on the next page.

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