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For the past 72 years the young women of the NH American Legion Auxiliary Granite Girls State program have taken full advantage of the chance to develop leadership skills, confidence, and poise that will give them a lasting foundation for success in their personal and professional lives.

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Staffed by:

Granite Girls State is staffed by an all - volunteer group of American Legion Auxiliary members and Girls State Alumni. The staff also includes two Junior Party Adivsors. These girls attended Girls State last year and represented New Hampshire at Girls Nation. In addition, we have a Director of Education, Mrs. Ann West. Mrs. West is a former Girls State Citizen and Girls Nation Senator and has been associated with Granite Girls State for 56 years. Mrs. West (retired Pinkerton Academy English Dept. Head) has served twice as Dirctor of Education at Girls Nation and also has a degree in Political Science.


Who is eligible to attend?: 

Granite Girls State citizens come from Public, Private and Home Schooled settings across the state of New Hampshire, and have also completed their Junior year in high school. They should:

* be interested in government and current events
* have leadership abilities
* have an above average scholastic standing
* have US citizenship
* be willing to Pledge Allegiance to the flag of our country

* be willing to abide by all rules of GRANITE GIRLS STATE