HOLTVILLE – Holtville High student Yasmin Corral has been selected by the Bradley-Keffer American Legion Auxiliary Post 138 as a delegate to the 79th Annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Conference.

Each year, the local auxiliary selects a delegate, first and second alternate to attend the annual event, which includes a week of learning focused on responsible citizenship, leadership, and love for God and country.

Bradley-Keffer Post 138 is proud to be part of the event and encourages junior high students to apply, again with great cooperation from high school counselors.

The Auxiliary application process includes an essay, a Legion post interview and requires parental consent. If something prevents the participation of the delegate, an alternate can be present.

Delegates and alternates will be able to apply to volunteer at the annual Girls State event a few years down the road and benefit from the program if they wish to attend, the auxiliary said in a press release.

This year’s event will take place June 27-July 2 at California State University, Sacramento.

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The ALA Girls State Department in California allocates a charter bus in central locations to make transportation accessible to everyone. They also need a volunteer “City Mom” ​​who will be on the bus there and back and can volunteer with the program.

The Auxiliary also invites those related to a Veteran to Joint Unit ALA 138, Bradley-Keffer Post in Holtville. The organization works on behalf of local veterans and also shares different programs with the community, such as Girls State.

Information on youth programs offered by ALA can be found at: https://www.legion-aux.org/Brochures/Youth-Programs-Brochure