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2017 – Wrapping Up Our Treasure Chest of Future Leaders

This year’s theme refers to supporting our treasures so they can become our future leaders. Our treasures include veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families, especially the children and Virginia ALA members who provide programs that serve communities throughout Virginia.

71st Session — Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, June 24, 2017

43 years at LU !

 

National Vice Chairman for Girls Nation and ALA VGS nurse, Lisa Chaplin (center) with Mekel Mock of Manassas (left) and Kelly Moore of Smithfield (right), the 2017 Girls Nation Senators

Elected Officials

Governor
Federalist Party
Alexandra Boatwright of Colonial Forge High, Stafford County
Sponsored by Unit 290

 

Lt Governor
Federalist Party
Sydney Osei Tutu of Mount Vernon High, Alexandria
Sponsored by Unit 162

 

Attorney Gen
Federalist Party
Taiana James of Thomas Dale High, Chester
Sponsored by Unit 284

 

Girls Nation Senators
Kelly Moore of Smithfield High, Smithfield
Mekel Mock of Stonewall Jackson High, Manassas

 

Lt Governor Ralph Northam addresses ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

Convention, 2017

Delegate Rich Anderson addresses ALA VGS, 2017

Col Richard Anderson (Ret) is a veteran of the USAF

Convention, 2017

Convention, 2017

Convention, 2017

Attorneys Jody Fariss (left) and Terri Wilson (right), with Moot Court Coordinator, Margaret Greene (center).
“We can’t thank these and the many other volunteers enough for their commitment to the American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State program.”

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

Develop friendships that last a lifetime

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

Flag retreat, 2017

ALA Girls State celebrates 43 years on the beautiful campus of Longwood University

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

Citizens of ALA Virginia Girls State arrive to participate in the 71st Session

Arriving at ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

Orientation at ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

Learning about the significance of the poppy

100% of donations benefit veterans and their families

Peggy Thomas of the American Legion Auxiliary with distinguished guest Lt Governor Ralph Northam

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

ALA Virginia Girls State, 2017

The 2017 American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State staff is ready for the week!


Barrett

Clark

Crush

Draper

Ingles

Lewis

Madison

Monroe

Pocahontas

Preston

Randolph

Tyler

Vance

Wilson

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