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Monday, May 23, 2016

Girls State Returns to SU June 19-24

Girls StateSALISBURY, MD---From June 19-24, more than 150 high school seniors throughout the state converge on Salisbury University for a hands-on look at what makes government run during the 70th session of Maryland Girls State.

Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Maryland, Maryland Girls State is a non-partisan event held at SU since 2009. Participants are assigned to represent fictitious cities and counties, learning how local and state governments work, from elections to the passage of legislation.

Students also hold a mock trial, learning about the judicial process and jury duty responsibility, and meet with local and state legislators.

They are joined by officers from the American Legion Department of Maryland family: American Legion Auxiliary Department President Doris Reynolds, American Legion Commander Lewis Trott and Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander Jeffrey Seiler.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

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