City A – Tara Wunderlich is from Montgomery and will be a sophomore at Texas A&M this fall where she is majoring in Biomedical Sciences with minors in psychology and math. Her favorite Girls State memory is the late night talks with her fellow city members and counselors during her citizen year. Leah Adams is from San Antonio and plans on attending University of Houston in 2019. She plans to major in Business marketing with a minor in Fashion. My favorite girls state memory is supporting and campaigning for the girls in my city that ran for state offices.
City B – Julia O’Connell is from Highland Village Texas and plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin in the fall to study International Business with a minor in Spanish. She credits Girls State with giving her her closest friends and greatest memories. Her favorite memory from Girls State is when she fell down in front of the entire session after winning Pecan County Justice of the Peace and running too fast to hug her JC. Roxanne Odiome is from Georgetown, Texas and will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall to major in Psychology and minor in English. She absolutely loved her experience at Girls State, with her favorite memory being getting to debate on the floor of the Senate at the Capitol. She hopes to be a light and inspiration to the citizens this year.
City C – Clacey Core is from Cypress, Texas and will be attending Texas A&M University to major in Forensic Sciences. Her favorite Girls State memory was getting to play taps at Flag Lowering and all of the lifelong friends she made. Jesse Long is from Plainview, Texas and will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall to major in English while on a pre-med track. Jesse loves Girls State because of the iconic Girls State magic to comes with every session.
City D – Grace Kiser is from Austin, Texas and will be attending Belmont University as an Honors student and Songwriting major. Her favorite memory from Girls State was right after she performed at the talent show and her whole city ran up screaming to give her a big group hug. Chloe Thomas attended Girls State in 2017 and served as a city councilwoman. Chloe loves Girls State because of the friendships and memories she has created. She attends Baylor and is majoring in elementary education.
City E – Emma Rhyne attended Girls State in 2018 and served as city attorney. Emma loves Girls State because of the powerful reminder it is that anything can happen when girls support girls. She will attend Stephen F. Austin State University in the fall, where she plans to major in creative writing. Alexis Walker attended Girls State in 2017 and served as County Judge. Alexis loved writing ledge and debating bills. Her favorite Girls State memory was presenting her bill in the Senate chamber on capitol day. She attends Hampton University with a major in international studies and a minor in spanish.
City F – Marissa Amar attended Girls State in 2019 and served as a County Commissioner. She is from Kingwood and plans to attend Texas A&M University. Her favorite Girls state Memory is when everyone went to the Capitol in the Senate Chamber. Abby Shelenhamer will be attending University of Houston in the fall to study Environmental Science. Abby loved debating in the House while at Girls State in 2018. She came back to Girls State to continue to inspire other women to support each other.
City G – Maisey Martinez was a citizen in the 2018 Girls State Session and served as the governor. She plans to attend Texas A&M University in the fall of 2019 with a major in forensics on a pre law track. Her favorite memory of Girls State was surprising her mom when she was inaugurated on the senate floor of the capitol building. Addison Walker was a citizen in 2017. She ran for Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals. Her favorite thing about Girls State is the friendships that are gained and the empowerment of young women. Addison attends Texas A&M and is majoring in Political Science.
City H – Yaiika Fernandez attends Austin Community College and will soon be a student of UT Austin. During Yaiika’s citizen year, she was her city’s Health Officer. Yaiika’s favorite part of Girls State was making long term friends. Evelyn McGowan was a citizen in 2018. She loved representing the feds as a Senate Whip. Her favorite thing about Girls State is meeting girls from all across the state of Texas and getting involved in legislation. She will attend Texas A&M in the fall to pursue a five year masters with an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Masters in International Affairs.
City I – Jorie Fleming is from Frisco and will study neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis in the fall. She was elected Railroad Commissioner in her citizen year of 2018. She loved getting to meet so many incredible girls and is still close with many of the friends she made her citizen year. Halle Fouch was a citizen in 2018; her favorite memory came during her county fair when she and her friend were married by the JP–complete with fake rings and everything. She will study political science in the fall at Texas A&M.
City J – Serenity de Leon is from Seguin. She plans to attend Texas State in the fall and study accounting and political science. Serenity’s favorite memory is winning the State Attorney General position for 2018 Texas Girl State. She hopes to inspire the next session of girl state and continue to be an active part of girl state. Isabella Randle is from Tomball Texas. She will be a sophomore next semester at Vanderbilt University in Nashville where she’s double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. Her favorite Girls State memory is giving her authorship speech in the House of the Capitol. She loves Girls State!
City K – Eden French is from Denton. She plans to attend UNT in the fall and major in Music Education. She was so pleased to hear she was invited back to Girls State this year, and can’t wait for future years. Her favorite Girls State memory is singing in the capitol with everyone her citizen year. Ingrid Piña plans to study Mandarin in Taiwan for a year with NSLI-Y, then she will attend UT Austin as an International Relations/Liberal Arts Honors major and a Dedman Distinguished Scholar. She is always happy to be at Girls State; her favorite memory is singing in the Capitol.
City L – Sydney Stagner is from Flower Mound, Texas. She plans to attend Vanderbilt University’s Peabody School of educational studies in the fall to major in Human Organizational Development with an Education Policy concentration, Economics, and minor in Psychology. Alexis Sturrock is from Orange, Texas. She plans to attend Lamar University in the fall to major in social work with two minors in psychology and Spanish. Alexis’ favorite memory is sitting in her district’s representative’s seat in the House. She’s from Girls State and she likes it that way!
City M – Claire Noel is from Spring. In the fall she will attend Rice University to study Political Science and Social Policy Analysis. Claire’s favorite Girls State memory was standing in the chamber of the Texas House of Representatives singing “God Bless the USA” on Capitol Day. Kari Petersen is from Cibolo, Texas. She plans to attend Trinity University for swimming and to double major in history and business. Her favorite Girls State memory is when her city had a giant dance party after general election day her citizen year.
City L – Madi Breazeale is from North Richland Hills, Texas. In the fall she will be attending Baylor University to double major in Biology and English on the pre-medical track, and minor in Spanish. Her favorite Girls State memory is the capitol trip and the lifelong friendships she created! Sofi Udawala is from Houston. In the fall she will be attending UT Austin to major in environmental engineering as a member of the WEP program. Her favorite Girls State memory is debating on the capitol floor.