|July 8, 2002|
College hosts Empire Girls State
The College this summer hosted 360 girls at Empire Girls State, a program aimed at educating high school-aged girls on Americanism, citizenship and government. The program was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. The girls, all high school juniors from across New York State, set up a mythical 51st state and elected county and state officials, judges, legislators and a governor. They were organized into two parties (Nationalist and Federalist), introduced and debated bills, and carried out duties of the office to which they were elected or appointed.
Delegates from "Alcott County" in front of Union College's Nott Memorial at Empire Girls State