American Legion Girls State program kicks off in Helena

This week, high school girls from around Montana have come to Helena for an opportunity to learn more about how their government works.

On Sunday, about 130 high school girls from around Montana met at Carroll College’s Guadalupe Hall to check in for the annual American Legion Auxiliary Montana Girls State program.

During the weeklong program, the attendees will be organized into mock cities, counties and a state. They will then take on leadership roles and simulate the workings of each level of government.