Rhododendron Girls State started in 1941 under the sponsorship and direction of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of West Virginia. Since then more than 26,000 WV young women have benefitted from Rhododendron Girls State training. Girls State is “an Americanism Project in Citizenship, Leadership, and Practical Training in Government”.

From June 12-17, rising seniors Rylie Cottrill and Juliana Velegol represented Madonna on the campus of Davis & Elkins College at 2022 WV Rhododendron Girls State. Juliana was awarded Outstanding Citizen of her community. 

Congratulations to Rylie and Juliana for representing Madonna in such a positive way! Thanks also to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the American Legion Auxiliary for sponsoring Rylie and Juliana!