WHEREAS, the Missouri General Assembly has compiled a long tradition of rendering assistance to those programs aimed at developing exemplary qualities of citizenship and leadership within our youth; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Girls State program of the American Legion Auxiliary has earned considerable recognition for its success in providing young women with a unique and valuable insight into the process of democratic government through a format of direct role-playing experience; and

WHEREAS, during June 2002, the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Missouri, is conducting the Sixty-First annual session of Missouri Girls State; and

WHEREAS, an important highlight of this event would be conducting a mock legislative session in the Senate Chamber at our State Capitol where participants could gather to gain a more realistic insight into official governmental and electoral proceedings;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninety-First General Assembly, hereby grant the adult leaders and participants of the Sixty-First Session of the Missouri Girls State permission to use the Senate Chamber for the purpose of swearing in mock legislative officials and conducting a mock legislative session on June 25, 2002.

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