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Updated for 2023-2024 Applicants (Summer of '24 Participation)! 

Boys State and Girls State applicants (Application forms linked below):

     Boys State and Girls State are two programs for rising seniors nationwide.  In Texas, these programs are one week in length held around the middle of June.  If you are selected, the only cost is your transportation to/from.  Boys State is at the University of Texas and Bluebonnet Girls State is held at Texas Lutheran University.

Boys State is run by the American Legion.  The American Legion is a veteran’s organization for all military members who have served.  Girls State is run by the American Legion Auxiliary, a support organization to the Legion.

Boys State and Girls State program administration is run by the Rockwall American Legion Post 117.  Members of our Post will be interviewing you one-on-one once the application process closes.

Review the Boys State and Girls State websites to gain further knowledge about the programs.  For the Boys the website is: and for Girls State it is:  


It is highly recommended applicants speak to one of the Boys State or Girls State citizens that attended last summer.  These citizens are:


Boys State:  Ryan Brackett, Carter Eisenbise, Derek Hoffman, Kody Kovacs, Jimarcus Rochelle, Robby White, Davis Dryer, Ryker Hayes or John LaGrange.

Girls State: Campbell Albers, Lilia Bloomfield, Rose Dokyi, Sofia Keiser, Emily Nielsen or Kyra Waterman.


Only Students that reside in Rockwall County are eligible to apply.  Please take your time with the application.  For Rockwall ISD students:  The application MUST BE TURNED INTO YOU COUNSELOR AT A DATE DECIDED BY HIM OR HER, IN ORDER FOR ME TO RECEIVE ALL APPLICATIONS BY 10/31/2023.  If you are home-schooled or go to a private school, you must reside in Rockwall County, and you should email your completed application to the address below NLT Oct 31, 2023.

  Thanks to Lorna Kipphut for leading our program. 


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