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American Legion Auxiliary Girls State returns to Eastern

Staff Report

June 18, 2018

The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State event will be returning to campus from June 17-23. Girls State has been at Eastern for 34 years. According to the American Legion Auxiliary website, Girls State is a unique government-in-action learning program that guides young women to become knowledgea...

Girls State comes to Eastern, learns about local, state government

Sophie Marcolla, a rising senior from Quincy Norte Dame in Quincy, discusses the upcoming elections for the American Legion Auxiliary Illinois Girls State on Monday.

AJ Fournier, Campus Editor

June 19, 2017

Participants of American Legion Auxiliary Girls State will be staying at Eastern this week to learn about city, county and state government. Program Director Pam Ray said the program is meant to teach “leadership and citizenship.” While at Eastern, the girls experience working in a government-lik...

44 years and counting: IHSA girls’ track meet returns to Eastern

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

May 18, 2017

Eastern will host thousands of high school athletes this weekend for the IHSA girls’ track meet. Some of those athletes will come from local and surrounding high schools such as Charleston, Mattoon, Effingham, Arcola and Tuscola. Eastern’s athletic department, the track and field staff and...

Girls learn political leadership in state camp

Sydney Edwards, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2015

Eastern hosts many camps during the summer ranging from basketball to journalism that bring in students from all over Illinois and sometimes from all over the country. The American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State program, which teaches participants how to run for political office, is one of the...

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