About the Spirit Girls Program - Forrest Health
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    What will the Spirit Girls do once they are selected?

    The Spirit Girls participate in community events such as Zoo Boo, Relay for Life, The ARC fundraisers, and parades. They also attend educational programs on various topics ranging from fashion and beauty to health topics facing today’s teens.

    Earn community services hours. Spirit Girl’s hours decrease by grade due to involvement of other activities by the girls. Hours required by grade per semester are as follows:

    7th Grade: 12 hours per semester / 24 hours for the year

    8th Grade: 10 hours per semester / 20 hours for the year

    9th Grade: 8 hours per semester / 16 hours for the year

    10th Grade: 6 hours per semester / 12 hours for the year

    11th Grade: 4 hours per semester / 8 hours for the year

    12th Grade: 2 hours for the fall semester/seniors graduate in the fall

    Any Spirit Girl that completes 36 volunteer hours will automatically become a Spirit Girl next year and is opted out of the interview process.

    How can I become a Spirit Girl?

    Girls entering grades 7-12 who reside in Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Wayne, or Walthall County are eligible to apply. If you are entering grade 12 and have not been a Spirit Girl previously, unfortunately, you are ineligible to apply.

    Do you want to apply to become a 2022-2023 Spirit Girl? Please click HERE!

    What is the interview process?

    The process will be simple. Candidates will be called into a room at their pre-scheduled time for a brief interview with a panel of judges. Each candidate will be asked about their interests so that the judges can get to know their personality. The interviews are Saturday, May 7th.

    What will the judges look for in a Spirit Girl?

    Judges, who reside outside of Forrest General's 19-county area, make their decisions based upon personality, appearance, poise, and community service. Previous Spirit Girls will not be automatically reselected and must interview again unless they have completed the 36 yearly volunteer hours.

    What should the girls wear to the interview?

    Candidates should wear comfortable, age-appropriate, and interview-appropriate clothes. Suits are not required. We want the girls to feel confident and comfortable in whatever they wear. For some, this may be a pair of pants with a cute top; others may feel better in a skirt and jacket. While it is up to the individual, jeans are not recommended.

    How many Spirit Girls will be chosen?

    There is not a set number of Spirit Girls that will be accepted. The number selected depends upon the number of qualified candidates.
    Interview space will be limited.

    When and where will the interviews take place?

    During the application process, you will select an interview time that best suits you. Interviews will be held in the Forrest General Support Services Building located at 125 S. 28th Avenue. The interviews will be Saturday, May 7th. Check-in will take place in the lobby of the Support Services Building on the 1st Floor. Interviews take less than 5 minutes each. Arrive for the interview at least 15 minutes early! It is very important to be on time for your interview.

    Are there any rules or requirements that Spirit Girls have to follow?

    Spirit Girls must attend and participate in more than 50% of all events (monthly meetings, community service events, educational programs, etc.). Spirit Girls are required to complete the appropriate amount of volunteer hours for their grade through Spirit Girl activities between August to May. Spirit Girls should participate in as many activities as possible to fully benefit from being a member. Before you apply and interview, please make sure you will be able to be an active participant in this program. All Spirit Girls are required to sign a Participation Agreement at the first Spirit Girls meeting, which includes important information such as a code of conduct.

    How will I be notified if selected to be a Spirit Girl?

    Following the interviews, all applicants will receive a letter via mail by June 1, 2022, stating if you have been selected or not. If selected, you will be given additional information about an upcoming orientation.

    What to do next: APPLICATIONS OPEN MARCH 28th

    Fill out the application which will include a recommendation letter and a picture of your choosing. You will then select a time for your interview. You will NOT be able to submit the application until all fields are filled out accordingly. There will be no "holding" of interview times. Recommendation letters must be submitted with your application. Only one recommendation letter is needed, please have this letter ready by the application due date. If you have not reached out to your reference, please do so now. The following formats are accepted:

    • jpg
    • png
    • Adobe PDF
    • Microsoft Word document

    If you are unable to save your recommendation letter in one of these formats, you can take a picture or screenshot of your letter and upload it with your application. No paper copies are accepted!

    For your headshot, please upload an appropriate picture for your application. No selfies are allowed. The image you choose represents you. The judges will review every part of the application process. Please be detailed and follow the instructions above. We look forward to meeting you!

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