ALA HGS 2023
June 18-24 2023| Trine University | Angola, IN
If you would like to attend ALA HGS 2023
1. Print and Fill Out Application
2. Take to your High School & Your Parents to receive the proper signatures
3. Ask your High School if a Unit Representative from the American Legion Auxiliary has already contacted them, and email/mail the application to them
4. If no contact is available, mail to the district board member here, for the American Legion Auxiliary district to which you belong. See counties and district map here
You should receive your letter informing you if you were chosen to attend ALA Hoosier Girls State soon after turning in your application and whether you are a delegate or an alternate.
Once you have received your letter, you will begin receiving communications via email from the technology coordinator at email@example.com. Make sure you check your junk mail!
If, for some reason, you are unable to attend ALA HGS 2023, be sure to get in touch with your district board member and/or firstname.lastname@example.org IMMEDIATELY.
What should I pack?
Can I arrive late to ALA Hoosier Girls State?
No, you must arrive between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm on Sunday for registration. Activities begin promptly after registration and missing activities will negatively impact what a delegate gains from the program. If you find you cannot arrive on time, please contact your district board member so they may notify an alternate.
Can I leave ALA Hoosier Girls State early?
ALA Hoosier Girls State's policy is that all delegates must stay for the entire program, from registration on Sunday to Honor Day on Saturday. If a delegate leaves early, she forfeits all rights to any honors, awards, and scholarships presented and announced at Honor Day. Delegates are not permitted to say that they attended the program.
Unlike camp, ALA Hoosier Girls State is a week-long process of learning about leadership, government, campaigning, running for office, and then operating in the elected or appointed position. It would not be fair to other citizens who are counting on her to perform those responsibilities and who do stay the entire time. We recognize this is a difficult decision for young adults. If you cannot stay the entire week, don't hesitate to contact your district board member so they may notify an alternate.
How Are ALA Hoosier Girls State Delegates Chosen?
Candidates for ALA Hoosier Girls State are chosen by their school and/or local American Legion Auxiliary Unit.
When and where are orientations?
Orientation will be virtual and offered at different dates and times. Times for orientation can be found here.
I am a ALA Hoosier Girls State Alternate, Do I need to take the online orientation?
Actually, alternates are only required to take the online orientation if they become a delegate. However, it is recommended that alternates complete the online orientation to be ready to replace a delegate if necessary.
Can I bring my cell phone/laptop/tablet to ALA Hoosier Girls State?
You are welcome to bring your cell phone to ALA HGS but remember, the use of cell phones during meetings and assemblies is prohibited.
We understand you may be taking online classes to further your education, though we would rather you use the computer lab on campus provided to us. You may bring your laptop/tablet to do homework.
Laptops/tablets should stay in residence halls at all times, and only used during recharge time or time you are NOT in meetings. ALA HGS is the priority for the week.
Are snacks available between meals?
Trine University has a bookstore open during the day, and delegates may visit during meals or other free time. Vending machines are also available in the glass building and some residence halls. Residence halls have a microwave you may use if you want to bring snacks. There are NOT refrigerators for use by delegates. Any food-related allergies or dietary needs should be put on the health form you fill out before arriving at ALA HGS.
Can I drive myself to ALA Hoosier Girls State?
Each delegate is responsible for transportation to and from ALA Hoosier Girls State at Trine University in Angola. Delegates are primarily accompanied by their parents. If you choose to drive yourself, your keys will be turned in to your Social Counselor, and your car will be parked and blocked from being moved until Saturday after Honor Day.
How much money should I bring to ALA Hoosier Girls State?
Our ALA Hoosier Girls State Boutique takes debit/credit cards. But you will need CASH to file for office. We recommend $20, broken down into smaller bills.