LAWRENCE – Registration for the 2018 American Legion Auxiliary Kansas Sunflower Girls State is now open. The event, in its 76th year, will be held June 3 through June 8, at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

ALA Sunflower Girls State is a leadership program for young women who have completed their junior year in high school in the spring of 2018. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, the program is dedicated to educating the youth of Kansas on the inner workings of local and state government through the “Learn by Doing” atmosphere. Potential delegates must be active in their schools and communities.

The cost to attend ALA Sunflower Girls State is $300; however, sponsorship may be available through a local American Legion Auxiliary unit.

Those wishing to attend the program should complete the registration form at http://www.ksgirlsstate.org/ Deadline for registration is May 1.

Potential sponsors, such as American LegionAuxiliary Units, American Legion posts, civic organizations, businesses and interested individuals, or those with questions should contact Amy Stotts, ALA Sunflower Girls State Secretary at secretraryksgirlsstate@gmail.com