Four Ponca City High School girls, Allison Burch, Emma Gertken, Haley Mills and Bethany Klein, attended Oklahoma Girls State May 29 through June 3 at the University of Central Oklahoma.
American Legion Auxiliary Oklahoma Girls State is a premier program for young ladies across the state of Oklahoma. During this weeklong summer camp, delegates create and operate city, county and state governments, while developing leadership skills and an appreciation of their rights as a citizen.
ALA Oklahoma Girls State was first held in 1940 and has been conducted annually by the American Legion Auxiliary, except for two years during World War II and in 2020 when we were forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ALA Oklahoma Girls State was the first in the nation to have its educational program accredited. Since its inception, more than 30,000 girls have received this valuable citizenship training in Oklahoma.