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Important School Counselor Deadlines

For submitting participants in the 2019-2020 school year




·         Oratorical Contest Deadline - End of November 

o   Submit Up to five 9-12 grade students

o   The Post level Oratorical Contest will be held the first Tuesday in December 

o   Since 1938, the contest helped students developed knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution

o   Students who win at post and county level earn up to $300 cash wilegion.org/oratorical-scholarships

·         Badger Boys State Deadline - Jan 1st

o   Submit Two Junior Boys

o   Badger Boys State will be held from June 13th-20th at Ripon College in 2020

o   Badger Boys State is a once in a lifetime program for high school students entering their senior year (Juniors). Using the exercise of creating their own state government, they will have a unique opportunity to learn firsthand the importance of building a community.

o   Scholarships are available through Badger Boys State http://www.badgerboysstate.com/home/

·         Badger Girls State Deadline - Jan 1st

o   Submit Two Junior Girls

o   Badger Girls State will be held from June 21-26th in 2020 

o   American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State (ALABGS) is a week-long government and leadership conference for young women in their junior year of high school.

o   Scholarships are available through Badger Girls State https://www.alabgs.org/

·         County Youth Government Day Deadline - second Tuesday in March

o   March 10th at the Walworth County Government Center in Elkhorn

o   Schools send up to ten students in social sciences classes

o   Students tour the County Government Center, talk to county employees, participate in a mock board meeting, and have lunch.

·         Americanism and Government Scholarship Program - Testing from March 9-20th

o   All 10-12 grade students encouraged to test. A proctor is not required and it can be taken at home or at school.
o   There is no prep test. Each question limited to 60 seconds. The essay an opinion piece based on a random question asked in the test about government. The essay will be 300 words without a time limit. Takes approximately an hour to complete.

o   Test will be live 9 March and can be found on the wilegion.org main webpage.
o   33 winners will be selected in Wisconsin