2011 Girls State Session Underway

By plane, bus, and automobile, 485 young women from all over Texas traveled to Texas Lutheran University in Seguin to take part in the 67th session of Bluebonnet Girls State. Registration began at noon on June 12 and participants were organized into twelve “cities” with between 30 and 50 “citizens.” They met their roommates and neighbors and were welcomed by their counselors. That evening Stephanie McDonald, Policy Director for City of Austin Councilwoman Sheryl Cole, delivered a lecture on local government. Less than 48 hours after arrival, each new community will have written their own charter and elected city officials.