On Tuesday Anna Beth Gorman and Myra Hester visited Girls State to share their experiences and offer advice to the citizens of the 2016 session. Anna Beth Gorman is currently the Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, and she is a former citizen and staff member of Texas Bluebonnet Girls State. During her talk at Girls State, she shared with the girls that you can find a successful balance between your personal and professional life. As young women, the girls have a lot of power and should never sell themselves short.
Myra Hester is a former President, American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Texas. This is Ms. Hester’s 50th consecutive year serving on the staff of Texas Bluebonnet Girls State. She relayed to the girls that they are the best advocates for themselves, and that “expectations come from you.” Even though the women were generations apart, they shared a similar message of hope and achievement.
Citizens were previously treated to visits by Paula Raney, President, American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Texas; John McKinney, President, American Legion, Department of Texas; Don Kiel, Mayor, Seguin, Texas; and Steve Anderson, Assistant to the President for Administration and Public Affairs, Texas Lutheran University.