Selection of candidates by staff members were based on the following criteria:
Leadership - The ability to lead and to assume responsibility for leadership; an organizer, with ability to execute a project in harmony with others.
Character - A high standard of conduct (cooperative, considerate, courteous); good reputation; dependable; truthful; fine ideals; punctual; interest in family and school; willingness to follow rigid rules.
Interest in Government and Citizenship - American history and social problems; community participation and services; keen sense of right; patriotism; citizen responsibility.
Good Health and Physical Fitness
Scholarship - Scholarship attainment with grades through junior year in upper third of class; evidence of industry, efficiency, and application in studies.
Extra Curricular Activities - All around school activities such as participation in dramatics, clubs, student council, school publications, and musical activities.
Badger Girls State is a very important part of the American Legion Auxiliary's Americanism program. This program is designed to train future stateswomen in the science of government. The purpose of this program:
- To develop leadership and pride in American citizens.
- To educate citizens about our system of government.
- To instill a greater understanding of American traditions.
- To stimulate a desire to maintain our democratic government processes.
Badger Boys State is an experience like none other. It may be quickly described as a program which teaches the workings of government "by doing;" but it is much more than that. It is a week long journey through a great many things that make us who we are; leaders, friends, students, athletes, and most of all citizens of our respective cities, towns, and our great state.
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