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-
· 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.
· 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