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2018 Palmetto Girls State Applications Available Now


Attention Junior Girls,
The 71st annual session of the American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State (PGS) is now accepting applications for delegate selection.  Each year, PGS is held to provide a unique forum for the state’s rising high school senior girls to learn about government and the political process. This year’s PGS will be held on the campus of Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC from Sunday, June 10 through Saturday, June 16. The week is filled with mock exercises to teach the political process. Delegates collectively elect and run their local and state governments. PGS allows young women to expand their leadership skills and meet other outstanding young women from across the state. Some delegates even form lifelong bonds from their time at PGS.

Applications are available now and may be picked up from the Guidance Office, Main Office and Student Activities. Registration for each delegate is $40 and tuition is $330. A $40 refundable room key deposit is also required for the week. Applications are due Monday, March 19th to Mrs. Ashford in student activities, room C127. If you have any questions about PGS, or the application process, please contact Mrs. Ashford at 803-699-3500 ext. 69253 or oashford@richland2.org.

Please note:  The ultimate selection of the girls to attend Palmetto Girls State rests with the American Legion Auxiliary Unit.