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  • Rhododendron Girls State

    2013 Girls State Governor Chantel Kidd (left) with her receiving party.

  • Rhododendron Girls State

    More than 30,000 girls have benefited from the program in West Virginia.

  • Rhododendron Girls State

    Girls State staff is comprised of volunteers from across West Virginia.

    The staff of the 70th session of Rhododendron Girls State had more than 300 combined years experience with the program.

    Pictured: Asst. Director Rosemary Thomas, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Director Irene Weber.

  • Rhododendron Girls State

    Girls State Girls learn citizenship, leadership and Patriotism ... and have a pretty good time.

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Whether its running for an office, sharing their artistic side by designing RGS literature, taking part in community projects or singing and dancing in the talent show, there's a place for each girl to shine. Citizens learn about city, county and state government, as well as Americanism, leadership, professional development, public speaking, public safety and journalism. Learning how our democracy works by setting up a government complete with party structure and elections, Girls State Girls find and tune their voice at the week long event.