Left to right: Parr, Peck and Rigas

Kailey Peck: Our Party Coordinator was a citizen in 2009. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2014 with degree in History and a minor in Secondary Education. Her favorite Girls State song is “I’ve been Everywhere,” and her favorite part of Girls State is Capitol Day. She teaches AP US History.

Rhett Parr, National Party Sponsor, is from Memphis, Texas, and attends Texas State University, where she studies Social Work and Philosophy. Her favorite memory from Girls State is cheering on her fellow citizens for state elections. As a citizen, Rhett was Commisioner of Education in her city. Rhett has a passion for Girls State and the empowering spirit it fosters in young women.

Becky Rigas, Federal Party Sponsor, attends the University of Texas and majors in Government. She is from Cypress, TX, and was a City Councilwoman her citizen year at Girls State. Becky’s favorite part of Girls State is the sense of community between the girls and the opportunity they have to gain confidence. Her favorite memory from her citizen year is getting enough courage to stand up and debate in the Senate.