Spirit Girls Participation Agreement 2021-2022
Mission & Purpose of Spirit Girls: To reach young women through the teen board, Spirit Girls, by offering programs targeted at developing self-esteem and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
Auditions and Qualifications: Auditions are held once a year during the spring. A panel of outside judges conducts the auditions. The number of Spirit Girls selected may vary from year-to-year. All qualifying young ladies must reside within Forrest General’s 19-county service area. Those counties include: Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Wayne, and Walthall. Spirit Girls must be in grades 7 through 12.
Participation: Each Spirit Girl will be provided the opportunity to participate in a variety of events including monthly meetings, promotional events, community service, etc. Spirit Girls will also be invited to participate in Spirit of Women programs and events.
Spirit Girls shall complete 12 hours of community service through Spirit Girls before the end of December 2021 along with 12 hours of community service through Spirit Girls before the end of April 2022.
Should a Spirit Girl need to resign her position, a resignation letter must be submitted in writing and signed by both the Spirit Girl and a parent or guardian and mailed to Millie Swan, Chief of Medical Staff Services and Marketing, Forrest General Hospital, P.O. Box 16389, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-6389.
Authorization for use of photographs: Forrest General will photograph Spirit Girls, on occasion, for marketing purposes and to promote Spirit Girl activities and events to the general public. By signing the Participation Agreement, each Spirit Girl and their guardian agrees to the use of the photographs by Forrest General for those purposes.
Code of Conduct: As representatives of Forrest General, Spirit Girls are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. This includes being courteous, friendly, and respectful of peers and adult authority. Spirit Girls will be dismissed if any of the following occurs while representing the modeling board and/or Forrest General:
§ Using profanity
§ Being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
§ Being disruptive
§ Causing a disturbance