American Legion Auxiliary New Mexico Girls State Registration Open


After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the American Legion Auxiliary New Mexico Girls State Program (ALANMGS) will hold its 73rd Session in-person, June 5 to 10, on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) in Portales, NM. Participants in this hands-on leadership program will experience government in action through classroom learning, discussions and debates, and elections, as well as service projects, team-building activities, talent show and many more activities. 

Participants to the program must be high school juniors (Class of 2023) and residents of New Mexico attending public, charter, private or home schools. Participants are responsible for their registration fee ($30), transportation to ENMU in Portales, NM and personal items. Session fees, which include room and board at the ENMU campus, program costs and materials, are provided by American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New Mexico.

Students that complete the ALANM Girls State program will receive three college credits from ENMU at no additional cost and are eligible for exclusive scholarships, including the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program that will award up to $10,00 in scholarships.

For more information on the program and to register for the 2022 Session, go to or call (505) 242-9908.  Registration is open until June 1, 2022.