GS Party 2019 (l to r): Parr, Rigas.

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

National Party Sponsor Becky Rigas is majoring in Government at the University of Texas. She is from Cypress and was a City Councilwoman her citizen year. 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 citizen year memory is getting enough courage to stand up and debate in the Senate.