ROBERT H. BURNS 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 16

COVINGTON, LOUISIANA

 

LOUISIANA GIRLS NATION SENATORS FROM UNIT 16

 

 

Girls Nation 60th Session 2006

(Saturday - Saturday, July 22 -29, 2006)

 

LOUISIANA GIRLS NATION SENATOR

Melissa Marie Landry

 

Melissa's official Girls Nation photo.

Party Affiliation:  Federalist

 

Group Photo:  Girls Nation Senators

Louisiana's Senators Claire and Melissa:  Third row, 7th and 8th from the left

 

Her Group Photo:  Bethesda

Melissa:  Standing 4th from the left

 

Group Photo at the White House

Melissa is in the right side of the group, 3rd row, standing 5th from the left

 

Closer view of the photo at the White House

Melissa is in the right side of the group, 3rd row, standing 5th from the left

 

 

Girls Nation 63rd Session 2009

(Saturday - Saturday, July 18 -25, 2009)

 

LOUISIANA GIRLS NATION SENATOR

Jessica Celeste Salley

 

Jessica's official Girls Nation photo.

Party Affiliation:  Federalist

 

Group Photo:  Girls Nation Senators

Louisiana's Senators Jameshia and Jessica:  Second row, 9th and 10th from the left

 

Jessica standing second from the left.

 

Jessica standing second from the left.

 

Jameshia (left) and Jessica (right) retiring the Colors.

 

La. Senators Jessica (left) and Jameshia (right) with Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin.

 

Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, United States Armed Forces (Retired) and currently President of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation with Jameshia (left) and Jessica (right).

 

 

Girls Nation 67th Session 2013

(Saturday - Saturday, July 20 -27, 2013)

 

LOUISIANA GIRLS NATION SENATOR

Alexandra Rae Cloutet

 

Alexandra's official Girls Nation photo.

Party Affiliation:  Nationalist

 

Louisiana Girls State Senior Counselor Caroline Aviles and Alexandra

 

 

Arrival

 

Arrival

 

Group Photo

 

Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin (center).  (Alexandra far right)

 

Her Group Photo:  Rockville (Alexandra 1st row far left)

 

Her Group Photo:  Rockville (Alexandra 3rd row 3rd from left)

 

Washington, DC - Louisiana Senators Alexandra and Caroline Watts

 

Washington, DC - Alexandra and Montana's Senator Becca Poliquin

 

Pentagon 9-11 Memorial (Caroline Watts and Alexandra)

 

Pentagon 9-11 Memorial (Alexandra far left)

 

Voting (Alexandra holding LA sign)

 

Capitol Hill (Louisiana Senators 3rd and 4th from left to right:  Caroline Watts and Alexandra)

 

Group Photo at the White House

 

 

Girls Nation 69th Session 2015

(Saturday - Saturday, July 25 -August 1, 2015)

 

LOUISIANA GIRLS NATION SENATOR

Tatiana Gonzalez-Quiroga

 

Tatiana's official Girls Nation photo.

Party Affiliation:  Nationalist

 

Tatiana awarded at LA Girls State to represent Louisiana at Girls Nation.

 

New Orleans to Washington, DC

 

 

Group Photo

 

 

Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin (center).  (Tatiana 1st row, 4th from the left)

 

Nationalist

 

Her Group Photo:  Rockville (Tatiana 1st row, 2nd from the left)

 

Her Group Photo:  Rockville (Tatiana seated, 3rd from the left)

 

 

Tatiana (3rd from the left)

 

Tatiana (2nd from the left)

 

 

Tatiana (1st row, 4th from the right)

 

Group Photo at the White House (Tatiana 2nd row, 7th from the left)

 

 

 

GIRLS NATION

The first American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation was held August 9-14, 1947, with 82 girls and 41 states represented and has been going strong ever since!  In order to attend this unique "hands on" Federal Government training session, one must first have attended a Girls State session and been selected by that state to represent them at Girls Nation.  The Girls Nation "senators" are divided into two political "parties."  The parties do not reflect the two major political parties in today's system, but allow citizens to gain a special knowledge of how the system works.

The Girls Nation program is funded by the national organization of the Auxiliary, with some support from each participating state.  Little or no expense is required of the "senator" or her family.

The Auxiliary has been recognized many times by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) for outstanding Girls State and Girls Nation Programs.  They have also been recognized through the media in "Career World" magazine, WAM!  Children's Television Network (Endore Media Corporation) and many newspapers.

PROGRAM GOALS

The American Legion Auxiliary believes that training our youth about the basic ideals and principles of our system of government will help to ensure the survival of our republic.  Through this highly effective citizenship training program, Auxiliary members and other expert volunteers teach the youth of our nation to understand, comprehend, and appreciate their roles as United States citizens.

 

 

 

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