The 2010 issue of “The Bluebonnet” is now available for download! Read about our elected officials, guest speakers, and more in our annual newsletter. Suitable for printing out and putting in scrapbooks. Spread the word–tell all your fellow citizens to download the ultimate Bluebonnet Girls State memento.
Two girls are selected from each Girls State program to attend Girls Nation, a national government training program. Sandra Silea of Frisco (Plano 321) and Priyanka Patel of Houston (Houston 560) will represent Texas at Girls Nation in July. First alternate is Hannah Kennedy of Rockwall (Rockwall Post 117) and second alternate is Jackie Cheng of Houston (League City 554). 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 2010” by their peers. They are Michelle Geng (City A), Lindsey Dodgen (City B), Hannah Kennedy (City C), Brittni Howell (City D), Sandra Silea (City E), Alicia Geurin (City F), Anna Van Buskirk (City G), Brittany Lyons (City H), Chelsea Chiaghana (City I), Marki Hoyne (City J), Taylor Burner (City K), and Lauren Gainer (City L).
Because the Girls State program is entirely non-partisan, citizens operate with mock political parties. They elect precinct, county and state party officials and write their own party platform. The National and Federal parties convened June 15, 2010 to pick their state party officials. State Federal Party officials are Chair Anna Van Buskirk, Vice-Chair Lyangela Gutierrez, House Whip Kristen Olsovsky, Senate Whip Ashley Poston. State National Party Officials are Chair Lauren Muenchow, Vice-Chair Sierrah Hofstetter, House Whip Sarah Corder, Senate Whip Emma Fullerton. For a complete list of party officials, including county and precinct chairwomen, please download the 2010 edition of The Bluebonnet, the official newsletter of the Bluebonnet Girls State program.