After 2 years of pivoting to a remote session for American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State (ALA EGS) , we are so excited to be back in person at SUNY Brockport! On July 3, 2022 29 staff members and 260 rising seniors from all across New York State traveled to SUNY Brockport by planes, trains, buses and automobiles to embark on the awesome and sometimes nerve wracking unknown journey that is ALA Empire Girls State!
Participants are living learning together in a county. The ALA EGS citizens will begin their work at the county level. They live in fictional counties named after influential women leaders. This year’s counties include:
Once settled into their rooms the participants got to know the other citizens that will make up the county.
Sunday night was filled with get to know yous, and reading up on the profile of their county. This is an important step of the ALA EGS puzzle as it is the foundation in which the citizens will use to craft the bills and represent their county’s interests in the committees.
And finally, It was time for opening ceremonies and taking our ALA Empire Girls State Pledge!
What is ALA Empire Girls State without a little cheering?