Lynda Redix regards Girls State as a pleasurable experience. In the real world, she is a retired Elementary School Nurse. She continues to work as a nurse with long term care Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients.’s She and her siblings care for her 90 year old mother who has Alzheimer’s. The joy of her life are her grand babies. She has Jessie, who is her three year old grand daughter that she cared for until Jesse started private school. Her grand son Brock is five years old and is discovering everything around him and is loving every minute of it. “To God be the Glory for all he has done and is doing in my life.”

Carolyn Whitener’s first year on staff was 2000. Her favorite part of Girls State is Flag Lowering each night. In the real world, she is a nurse at a doctor’s office. In her free time, she likes to garden and play with her grandchildren.