Elite Alabama Seniors to Meet at UA for Girls State

  • June 1st, 2016

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The 74th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State will take place from Sunday, June 5, through Friday, June 10, on The University of Alabama campus.

Guest speakers during the week include Kate Randall Danella of Regions Financial Corp., Girls Nation president and 1996 Alabama Girls State governor; Dr. Cathy Randall, Alabama Academy of Honor, Girls Nation president and 1967 Alabama Girls State governor; and Lt. Andrea Bagley, U.S. Army, 2010 Alabama Girls State governor.

Alabama Girls State offers its delegates an immersive leadership program designed to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism by educating them in the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the state and national levels.

During the week, more than 350 participants will conduct mock elections and learn about civic processes. On Friday, June 10, the Girls State seniors will visit Montgomery.

Since the program’s start in 1937, nearly 1 million young people have had the opportunity to learn first-hand about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship so they may understand and participate in the functioning of their government.


Dr. Mary Lee Caldwell, assistant director, Blackburn Institute, UA Division of Student Affairs, 205/348-9189, mlcaldwell1@sa.ua.edu


Kristi Payne or Richard LeComte, media relations, rllecomte@ur.ua.edu, 205/348-3782

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.