Little Rock, Arkansas – In order to participate in the 75th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation session in Washington, D.C., a Central Arkansas senior has been selected.
One of 100 young women selected to attend the premier ALA program representing Arkansas as a “senator” for the state from July, 23-30 is Clara Bozzay, a rising senior at Little Rock Christian Academy.
ALA Girls Nation is a seven-day leadership conference that provides aspiring young women leaders with practical insight into how the federal government operates, instills a sense of pride in our country, and promotes youth civic engagement.
“ALA Girls Nation is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our nation’s future leaders to learn about the inner workings of the federal government before they are of voting age,” ALA Girls Nation Committee chairman Nancy Magginnis said. “After attending their local ALA Girls State program and then ALA Girls Nation, the girls return home ready to be engaged citizens at all levels of government.”
Many participants of the program go on to have careers in public service at the local, state, and national levels, according to a press release from the American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters.
At ALA Girls Nation, Bozzay will participate in mock senate sessions complete with caucuses and debating bills that range from personal to political interests.
Other activities on the agenda include a visit to Arlington National Cemetery where they will place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a community service project, and a tour of the D.C. monuments.
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