Week at a Glance

What happens at ALA Girls State Every Day? We’ve got six days to pack in a lot of good times and information. Here is what you can expect each day.


Upon arrival sign up for newspaper staff and audition for choir, if interested. Afterwards get to know other city citizens and the Girls State staff. Following supper city functioning begins. Each city will elect a few committee positions and start the city official nomination process.


City officials are elected and start functioning. Platform and campaign committees meet and organize. The afternoon includes the Women in Government Panel, which consists of prominent women in ND government. County functioning begins in the evening.


Dress in your party’s Girls State shirt and get ready for Political Party Conventions! This day is spent primarily in convention determining party platforms (belief statements) and nominating people for state offices. Whistle stop takes place in the evening.


Staters spend the day nominating and electing county officials, and functioning as a county. Campaigning for statewide offices happens throughout the day. The evening includes the much anticipated American Legion Night, including city skits.


And the winner is… Thursday is all about State Government. After statewide election results and Inauguration, state functioning begins. The House, Senate, Public Service Commission, Supreme Court and Governor’s Cabinet meet throughout the day.


The traditional Graduation and Candle Lighting Ceremony is held. Then it's back to the Residence Halls to pack up and say goodbye.