Students head to Hoosier Girls State

From June 23-28, a few female students chosen by U.S. History teachers attended Hoosier Girls State at Trine University in Angola, Ind.

“HGS is put on by the American Legion Auxiliary. Their purpose is to serve God and country. HGS teaches girls about the way government actually works,” Mary Beggs (12) said.

The chosen girls were educated about all of the different departments of Indiana government. They also got to elect and nominate people to different positions of authority from the local level all the way up to the state level.

“Overall, I think the social aspect was most people’s favorite part, but we certainly learned a lot about government, too,” Beggs said.

The students at HGS got to participate in party conventions, campaigns, meetings and caucuses.

“I think the overall atmosphere of HGS was one of the most inspiring things about it. It was 611 girls from all around the state who were motivated. It wasn’t like there were only Type A personalities there. There was such an amazing mix of people,” Beggs said.

If interested in attending HGS next year, contact your U.S. History teacher for an application.