Applications now open for Evergreen State

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Photo courtesy Evergreen Girls State website

Applications are now open fr the 2016 season of Evergreen Boys State and Evergreen Girls State, a national program that promotes hands-on learning of the U.S. government by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary.

Students who are entering their junior year of high school in 2016 are eligible to apply. If selected, they will attend a week-long simulation where they will attend classes, hold meetings and establish their own government at the city, county and state levels.

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Photo courtesy Evergreen Boys State website

Attendees also have the opportunity to earn up to four college credits and several scholarships.

Evergreen Boys State will be held from June 19-25 at the Warm Beach Conference Center in Stanwood. Apply online here. Evergreen Girls State will be held at Central Washington University in Ellensburg from June 12-18. Apply online here.

Each session is limited to 300 participants.

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