The American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State Program thanks the Honorable Michael Keasler, Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for taking part in this year’s session. On Friday, June 20th, citizens traveled to Austin where Girls State senators and representatives convened their annual mock legislature in the State Capitol. Later, a joint session gathered to inaugurate newly elected state officials. The Honorable Michael Keasler, Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, addressed the citizens and administered the oath of office. Judge Keasler’s commitment to Girls State is greatly appreciated; he has participated in our joint session at the Capitol for the last several years.
The 2014 Bluebonnet is now available for download! Photos from the 2014 session will be added soon. Don’t forget to take the Citizen Evaluation. You’ll need to put in the password Director Lori Swann gave you during the Closing Assembly. That password also allows you to access the 2014 Session pages under the “Staff and Citizens only” section. If you can’t remember the password, you can email the webmaster to request it.
On Saturday, June 21st, Director Lori Swann announced that Alexandra Brock and Mary Floreani were selected to attend Girls Nation later this summer. Brock lives in Austin and was sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 447 of Round Rock. Floreani of Wimberley was sponsored by San Marcos ALA Unit 144. Brock was selected to serve as a Floor Leader; Floreani was elected the National Party State Chair.
First alternate is Sonia Torres (Mont Belview, Unit 1050) and second alternate is Emma Weatherford (Denton, Unit 71). Torres was elected Attorney General; Weatherford was elected City L Treasurer. Congratulations to these four exceptional citizens.
City A won the 2014 Bluebonnet Cup. For the first time ever, Girls State held a competition in which cities were awarded points for participation in legislative sessions, elections, lectures, and talent shows. Congratulations to City A and their counselors Allie Benson, Ali Colurciello and Megan Rose.
Each city at Girls State selected an Outstanding Citizen, who were all recognized by Girls State Director Lori Swann on Saturday, June 21st.
City A: Sonia Torres; City B: Caitlin Fowler; City C: Mary Floreani; City D: Noelia Collins; City E: Sierra Lanier; City F: Dorothy Turner; City G: Avery Aiken; City H: Elisa Notzon; City I: Sarah Chamberlain; City J: Abbie Johnson; City K: Emily Hobart; City L: Emma Weatherford
Girls State visited the State Capitol Friday for legislative sessions, swearing in of newly elected state officials, and a picnic on the Capitol grounds. Some Girls State citizens took the opportunity to visit the offices of their hometown legislators. After returning to TLU, citizens took part in some county activities, silent auction, lottery drawing, and talent show. Girls State concludes Saturday after a final assembly.