2010 Session Begins in Seguin

By plane, bus, and automobile, 472 young women from all over Texas traveled to Texas Lutheran University campus in Seguin to take part in the 66th session of Bluebonnet Girls State. Registration began at noon on June 13 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 had written their own charter and elected city officials.