Meadows represents NC at ALA Girls Nation
Morgan Meadows, of Canton, was one of 98 young women attending the 68th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., July 19-26. Two outstanding citizens, known as “senators,” are selected at the 49 ALA Girls State sessions held across the country to represent their state at ALA Girls Nation. This premier leadership conference is designed to provide practical insight into the workings of government, promote youth civic engagement, to instill a sense of pride in America, and to empower the next generation of women leaders, providing them with a national network that lasts a lifetime.
Meadows was active in many ways during her week at North Carolina Girls State, including acting as party chairwoman. She has participated in many activities in her school and community including acting as president of FBLA and the Canton First Baptist Youth Group.
A key component of the ALA Girls Nation program is the mock senate sessions where the delegates write, caucus and debate bills. Campaigns are held to elect party officials and an ALA Girls Nation president and vice president.
In addition to their legislative forums, the senators hear distinguished guest speakers and visit the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, the White House and other memorials in the area. Their visit to Capitol Hill includes meetings with their respective senators and representatives and the opportunity to meet Pres. Obama.
American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for nearly a century to meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military and their families both here and abroad. As part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, Auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism.
To learn more about the Auxiliary’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org.