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JUNE 14-20, 2020


 When and Where

ALA Oregon Girls State will be held at Willamette University, located across from the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. Delegates must be able to attend the entire session from 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 14th through 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20th, 2020. 

 Eligibility Criteria

➢ Be a female and a legal US Citizen 

➢ Show respect for and be willing to salute the American Flag 

➢ Have completed the junior year in high school with at least one semester of high school remaining, or; if home schooled, be at least 15 years of age and have completed the 11th grade year 

Girls State Delegate selection is also based on leadership, scholarship, character, and interest in community service and government. 


Girls State Fees: 

The total cost for a week at ALA Oregon Girls State is $300.00. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit in your area sponsors delegates by paying $300. The unit may ask the Delegate to pay a portion of the fee to the unit as an incentive to attend. The entire fee is forfeited if the Delegate fails to attend or complete the entire 2020 Girls State session. 

Application Procedure: 

Interested junior girls should complete the application at: www.alaoregon.org 

If selected as a delegate, girls will be notified and provided with further information about the 2020 session. 

Prior to the 2020 Girls State session, delegate orientations are held throughout the state. Delegates will be notified of the orientation being held in their area. 

Interested parties are encouraged to email questions to Oregon Girls State Director Krisann Owens at krisannmo@msn.com or Department at alamembership@alaoregon.org further information is also available on our website, www.alaoregon.org 



We appreciate applicants using the paper application.

  1. Print and complete the student and parent sections of the paper application.
  2. Have your school official sign their portion of the same application (at the bottom of the form)
  3. Mail the application, along with your $100 registration fee to: American Legion Auxiliary, PO Box 1730, Wilsonville, OR 97070.


There is a companion program for junior boys--Oregon Boys State--sponsored by The American Legion.  For more information