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THe Girls State Experience

Idaho Syringa Girls State is a unique look at the inner workings of government. From the cities, to counties, to the State of Syringa, Girls State delegates have the opportunity to create the structure to support all citizens. The experience of attending Idaho Syringa Girls State is difficult to explain in just a few words; we think that even pictures sometimes can’t say it all!  Here are a couple of fantastic videos of our Girls State to show you a little of what it’s like to be a part of the Girls State Experience!

You can check out videos on our Facebook page:

INterested in attending?

If you are interested in attending Idaho Syringa Girls State, here’s what you need to know!

  • Are you a Junior in high school?

  • Do you have at least one more semester of high school remaining?

  • Do you have a 2.0 or better GPA?

  • Are you interested in learning about how our government works?

  • Are you interested in building a better world?

Then you should apply!  Here’s how:

  1. Go to your school counselor, and let them know you’d like to attend Idaho Syringa Girls State.  Alternatively, you may speak with your Principal or Civics instructor.

  2. Your School will help you get in contact with your local American Legion Auxiliary Unit. Make sure you have spoken with your local unit before applying!

  3. Prepare for your interview.  The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors Girls State, and so your local Auxiliary Unit will interview each candidate.

    1. Come dressed for success!  Wear your most business-like suit, and be confident!  We want you to attend, we just want to get to know you first!

    2. You will be asked a series of questions about yourself and about current events. Make sure to brush up ahead of time!

    3. You will be notified of your selection status by the local Unit who interviews you.

  4. If you are selected as a delegate to Girls State, then see our “For Delegates” Page for more information!

If your school counselors do not know about Girls State, you can refer them to the Girls State Session Coordinator or your local American Legion Auxiliary Unit at

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