2012 Girls Nation, Outstanding Citizens Announced

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Two girls are selected from each Girls State program to attend Girls Nation, a national government training program. Dhruti Gopaluni of Houston (ALA Unit 560) and Neethi Nayak of RoundRock (ALA Unit 447) will represent Texas at Girls Nation in July. First alternate is Ali Flowers of Crosby (ALA Unit 658), and second alternate is Abigail Dickson of San Leon (ALA Unit 291). Girls Nation “senators” meet for a week in Washington, D.C., where they run for office, enact legislation and meet with Representatives and Senators.


Twelve citizens were chosen “Outstanding Citizens of 2012” by their peers. They are J.P. Montgomery (City A), Abigail Dickson (City B), Brittany Brenan (City C), Sabrina Galloway (City D), Ali Flowers (City E), Meeta Kanwar (City F), Whitney Carpenter (City G), Angelene Superable (City H), Stephanie Ding (City I), Anna Liu (City J), Mary Taylor Tillman (City K), Hannah Cleveland (City L).


Floor Leaders Selected

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Potential floor leaders are interviewed by the presiding officers and aides of the house and senate. These floor leaders are then available during house and senate sessions to help their fellow citizens.



Congratulations to [from left to right]:
Marie Van Buskirk (National Party leader in the Senate), Sydney Reese (Federal Party leader in the Senate), Aubrey Bleier (Federal Party leader in the House), and Alexa Guerrero (National Party leader in the House).



Citizens Arrive

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Girl’s State staff spent today, June 10th, welcoming new citizens onto the TLU campus. Citizens had the opportunity to learn about parties and official positions, get  a head start on writing bills, try out for our talent show, check out the gift shop, and meet her fellow citizens.

Staff preparing for citizens

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Girls State staff is working hard, preparing for citizens to arrive today. Counselors have been creatively designing cities as party staff thinks up ways to pump up Nationalist and Federalist spirit. Our legislative staff has been reviewing procedure so our legislative chambers run smoothly while education staff has been preparing to answer any questions.

Looks like 2012 is going to be a great session!