Delegate Initial Application ALA Aloha Girls State 2017
For questions, please email alaALOHAgirlsstate@gmail.com

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Aloha Girls State is honored to offer this premier leadership program to the youth of Hawai'i. Mahalo for your interest in being a part of our 'State of Aloha!' Deadline to apply is May 26, 2017.

To be eligible to participate in the ALA Girls State/Girls Nation programs must have just completed their Junior year of high school and have at least one semester remaining, be a United States citizen or legal inhabitant of the United States as evidenced by a current and/or valid birth certificate, visa, passport, Green Card or other United States government-issued documentation verifying a legal presence in the United States for at least the duration of the ALA State/Girls Nation program.
If you are one of the two girls chosen to move on to go attend ALA Girls Nation in July, you must be able to clear a background check by the United States government, the White House and the U.S. Secret Service.

If invited and accepted into the program delegates provide a $100 donation to ALA E-Unit 52 to cover program expenses including lodging and meals in order to attend ALAAGS. ALAAGS is completely operated by volunteers (no paid staff).
(Cancellation Policy: 30 Days or prior 100% Refund; Cancellation 15-29 Days prior to start date 50% Refund; Cancellation less than 15 Days to start date will result in forfeiture of fees.)

Delegates must arrange travel to and from the program to be held at University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu from June 1-2, 2017.

Delegate Contact Information
First Name
(Legal name only)
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Middle Name
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Last Name
(Legal name only)
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Prefered name on your name tag.
If you prefer to go by a different name other than your first name, please include it here. If you do not wish to have a nickname on your tag, re-enter your first name only.
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Mailing Address
Street address, town, state, zip
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Email Address
Emails could be sent any time between March - June. An active and frequently monitored email is crucial for important communications. Please do not use the same email address to register multiple delegates.
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Confirm Email Address
Please do not copy and paste, re-enter your answer.
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Delegate Cell Phone Number
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Parent/Guardian Name and Relationship
Example: Jane Doe, Mother
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Parent/Guardian Phone Information
Phone #
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Parent/Guardian Email Address
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Is the delegate/alternate a member of the American Legion Auxiliary?
You do not need to be a member to be eligible for ALA Aloha Girls State
Do you have an immediate relative who is serving on active military duty?
If you said yes, select all that apply.
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School Information
If you have attended multiple schools, please provide only your current school's contact information.
High School Name
Please use the full name IE Kapolei High School
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What is your most up to date, cumulative GPA?
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High School Guidance Counselor Name
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High School Guidance Counselor Phone Number
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Check the following boxes to show you understand the responsibilities you are accepting as a delegate to ALA Aloha Girls Sate Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.
You must check all these boxes to submit your application *Organization represents the American Legion Auxiliary, not the host institution University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu
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Applicant Community and Leadership
Help us get to know you better and answer the following as complete as possible. Please include the academic year each each was completed (9th-11th Grades only.)
Please List all High School Activities.
(e.g. teams, clubs, student government, etc.)
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Please list Honors / Awards / Achievements
(e.g. scholastic, athletic, personal, etc.)
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Please share your community involvement.
(e.g. organizations, volunteer work, etc.)
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Please list your top talents / hobbies.
(e.g. singing, writing, photography, etc.)
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What connections to members of the military or military veterans do you have, if any?
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Two delegates from ALA Aloha Girls State will be selected to represent Hawai'i at the ALA Girls Nation program in Washington, DC (travel and lodging costs covered by ALA) from July 24-31, 2017.
Availability for ALA Girls Nation will not affect your application to this program (ALA Aloha Girls State)
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How did you hear about the program?
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Parent/Gaurdian Electronic Signature
By typing your name below, you verify all information is true and accurate to the best of your ability. Dishonesty and misrepresentation are grounds for dismissal. You are verifying you have knowledge of this application and the contents inclosed within.
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Parent/Gaurdian Approval of Donation
By typing your name below, you verify that you will make a tax deductible donation via check to ALA Unit 52 of $300 by 1 May 2017 to be used for program expenses including lodging and meals.
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Delegate Electronic Signature
By typing your name below, you verify all information is true and accurate to the best of your ability. Dishonesty and misrepresentation are grounds for dismissal.
Your answer
What's Next after Submitting this Application?
Mahalo for your application!
While ALA Aloha Girls State would like to be able to accept all applicants, our program can only accept a limited number of candidates. An email will be sent to your email address listed in this application to thank you for submitting an application and it will include an announcement stating whether or not you have qualified for the Interview Stage of Application.

If selected you will find a link to the detailed application for you to complete and bring with you to your interview. You will also receive an email to set date and time for your potential personal interview.
To be prepared for this process:
1. Please have a copy of proof of citizenship ready to submit
2. You will be asked to submit a 250-300 word essay describing how the opportunity of attending the ALA Aloha Girls State would be beneficial to future civic leadership.
3. One photo of yourself
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Medical information forms

Please have your parent or guardian review this information prior to submitting the application.

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