Two girls are selected from each Girls State program to attend Girls Nation, a national government training program. Sandra Silea of Frisco (Plano 321) and Priyanka Patel of Houston (Houston 560) will represent Texas at Girls Nation in July. First alternate is Hannah Kennedy of Rockwall (Rockwall Post 117) and second alternate is Jackie Cheng of Houston (League City 554). Girls Nation “senators” meet for a week in Washington, D.C., where they run for office, enact legislation and meet with Representatives and Senators.
Twelve citizens were chosen “Outstanding Citizens of 2010” by their peers. They are Michelle Geng (City A), Lindsey Dodgen (City B), Hannah Kennedy (City C), Brittni Howell (City D), Sandra Silea (City E), Alicia Geurin (City F), Anna Van Buskirk (City G), Brittany Lyons (City H), Chelsea Chiaghana (City I), Marki Hoyne (City J), Taylor Burner (City K), and Lauren Gainer (City L).