For the Delegates

Congratulations on being selected to represent your school as a 2022 Louisiana Girls State Citizen. Welcome to the family!



The 2022 session of ALA Louisiana Girls State will take place from Sunday, June 19, 2022 through Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. We are committed to bringing an engaging and exciting experience with new technological advancements and activities to our 2022 delegates. 


Candidates should be in excellent academic standing with their school, keenly interested in government and current events and show strong leadership abilities. The program will be open

in 2022 to students who are in the summer between their Junior and Senior year. They must have completed their Junior year and not started their Senior year curriculum.

Registration is $370 per delegate and includes meals, housing, two delegate t-shirts, laundry fees, pizza night and a program completion pin.

Registration will be open from February 1, 2022 to May 15, 2022.


The American Legion Auxiliary believes that the more knowledge our young people gain, the better citizens they will become. These days, paying for a college education is becoming a larger financial burden for students and their families. According to College Board, a student who took out loans in 2017 left a four-year public university with over $26,000 in debt, jumping to over $32,000 for a private university. With the cost of attending college rapidly increasing, this number is expected to rise.

That is why the American Legion Auxiliary is so committed to helping students pursue their education through scholarships.

The Auxiliary supports various scholarship programs that benefit veterans, the descendants of veterans, and The American Legion Family.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, check out the scholarship links for eligibility requirements, deadlines, and application forms.


Is it just a government camp or will we have different experiences?

LAGS is a unique and exciting government-in-action learning program that guides young women to become knowledgeable stewards of freedom, democracy and patriotism. However, it's more about the relationships you develop and the memories you make.

What do I wear the week of the program?

You will be given LAGS t-shirts to wear each day. We reccommend comfortable yet appropriate bottoms and shoes to go with it.

What should I expect?

You should expect to develop leadership skills, learn more about the local, state and national government, meet lifelong friends, learn how to impact the world, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

How do I apply?

Information regarding our application and registration process can be found under the "Delegates" tab.

Where is Girls State?

Louisiana Girls State takes place on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.