ALA VA Girls State


ALA Virginia Girls State is being held on the campus of Longwood University from Sunday, June 16 through Saturday, June 22, 2024. This program is for females who have successfully completed their junior year of high school and have one more year remaining to be considered. Selection should be for those who illustrate leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty and service to their school and community. During this weeklong program the participants have the opportunity to learn how their state and local governments work.

Please note the cost of ALA VGS will be $500.00 per delegate. Transportation is NOT included. Please make sure the girls selected can stay for the whole week.

The number of delegates for the 2024 session of ALA VA Girls State will be capped at 300. Each district will have an assigned number of delegate spots. Each district is encouraged to keep a waitlist once all spots are filled.

Important dates for the 2024 session of ALA VA Girls State

May 1, 2024–All delegate fees must be received
May 15, 2024-Online registration complete for selected delegates
May 15, 2024–Last day to request refund
June 1, 2024–Delegate forms completed and submitted online (will be sent via email)

Birth certificates and proof of legal residency will be required to be presented when applying.

Upon selection as a delegate, the delegate must complete the online registration. Access is made available beginning in March. Online health forms and additional documents will be sent in May. This must be completed by June 1, 2024.

Our objectives:
1- To ensure all ALAVGS delegates are aware of the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary.
2- To actively encourage all eligible ALAVGS citizens to join the American Legion Auxiliary.
3- To increase participation by highlighting scholarships to participants of ALAVGS.
4- To utilize all social media to increase awareness of ALA Virginia Girls State.
5- To stay up to date on the latest news and best practices.

MID-YEAR Reports are due by December 15, 2023 to this chairman.
END OF YEAR Reports are due by April 15, 2024 to this chairman.

Please see website for further details.  We are constantly updating the site with all pertinent information.



 Chair and Director:. Emily Hall Gregory
  Vice-Chair and Assistant Director:  Cheryl Shine, PDP
Associate Director:
Advisor: Margaret Dellinger, PDP
ALA Girls State One-Page Summary – 2023-2024