Gift Shop Chair Bridget Luna Trawhon (right) was a citizen of Girls State in 1989. Bridget is a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 1994 and a 2002 James Madison Fellow. She is currently an educator in Orange County and a proud member of ALA Unit 49 in Orange. Girls State inspired her to major in Political Science and become a government teacher. In past sessions she has been a JC, SC, and City Coordinator.

Elizabeth Cudd Anderson: A citizen of Girls State in 1998, Elizabeth represented the West Columbia chapter of the ALA. She is a 2006 graduate of the Houston Baptist University Nursing BSN program. She took a brief hiatus from her role as an ICU/PACU nurse at The Methodist Hospital-Houston after 10 years to be home with her daughters (Olivia and Whitney) and husband (David). Currently, she is a FBISD school nurse (elementary). Elizabeth has been a JC, SC, ED coordinator, but her favorite job has been as a Gift Shop Gal!


Between Anderson (left) and Trawhon (right), is Myra Hester, a Girls State institution–she has over 60 years of continuous service to the American Legion Auxiliary. She first served on the Texas Girls State Staff in 1966 and has never missed a year.