American Legion Auxiliary

Media Release

Department of Nebraska 5600 P St - PO Box 5227

Lincoln, NE 68505 - website - email 402-466-1808

March 19, 2021


Local Maxwell Student Headed to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

Maxwell, NE - Joree Cumming of Maxwell has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State through a virtual format. Cumming was selected based on selection criteria through the American Legion Auxiliary Unit. Cumming will study local, county, and state government processes in this nonpartisan political learning experience. Every spring, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program provides approximately 25,000 young women with a hands-on educational opportunity designed to instruct tomorrow's leaders in the privileges and duties of responsible citizenship.

Delegates receive special instruction in parliamentary procedure and organize themselves into two mythical political parties. They then campaign, hold rallies, debate, and ultimately vote to elect city, county, and state officials. Once elected to office, delegates are sworn in and perform their prescribed duties. Citizens not elected to office are given appointments and will attend virtual meetings with the offices of their elected or appointed counterparts in the actual state, county, and city government.

Two outstanding citizens, known as "senators," are selected at each of the 50 Girls State sessions held across the country to represent their state at the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. in July.

Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest patriotic women's service organization. With a membership of nearly 850,000, local Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,500 communities nationwide. The Auxiliary's mission to serve veterans, their families, and their communities is carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers, and National Headquarters.