City A: Lilliebeth Halling graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014. She just recently graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with her Masters Degree in Deaf Education and Hearing Sciences. She will be a language teacher at The Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston, Texas. When she was a Citizen she ran for Municipal Judge and was elected. Her favorite Girls State memory is pranking her fellow staff members. 

City B: Kristen Mills recently graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at the Health Sciences Center. Kristen was a citizen in 2011. She loves Girls State because of the unique experience girls have and the opportunity for them to gain leadership, friendship, and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

City C: Sarah Scalia came to GS from Spring in 2010 and ran for Attorney General. Though she lost in the general election, Sarah was appointed Secretary of State by the Governor. Sarah says one of her proudest moments was memorizing every city in “I’ve Been Everywhere.” She is a 2015 Harvard graduate and will attend Harvard’s Business School in 2017. In the meantime she is working at a consulting firm in Boston.

City D: Melinda comes to us from Friendswood, Texas. After attending Girls State in 2010 and serving her City as Police Chief, she attended and graduated from Baylor University in 2014 with a BA in International Studies. She is currently pursuing her MA in International Development at the University of Denver with plans to graduate in 2018.

City E: Anabeth Fuller is a native of Waco, Texas, and was a citizen in 2010. She is 2015 graduate of Baylor University where she studied marketing and management with a minor in corporate communication. Her favorite part of Girls State occurs during closing ceremony after a long, memorable week when staff and citizens get together as a state and sing the Big Three. The majority of staff cry realizing how true the words are that they are singing. She believes that citizens as well as staff have come away from the session with lifelong friends and great life lessons.

City F: Kallie Kram was a citizen in 2011 and attends Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Kallie has served as a party sponsor, county coordinator, JC and SC in previous sessions. She has a genuine passion for the Girls State program and truly loves seeing how citizens develop as strong women in leadership throughout the session.

City G: Dabney Sattler was a citizen in 2001 where she ran and won the elected position of County Sheriff. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2006 with a degree in International Studies. Today she travels and works as a United Airlines flight attendant. Her favorite thing about Girls State is reliving moments from past sessions with the staff. 

City H: Allie Watters was a citizen in 2006 and was elected the State Vice Chair for the National Party. She has returned to serve as a JC, SC, Party Sponsor, and County Coordinator. She graduated from Texas State with a degree in Public Relations with a minor in French. She now works as a Community Relations Coordinator for every Texans favorite fast food brand-Whataburger. She is a member of the Leon Valley ALA unit and resides in San Antonio.

City I: Aspen Real comes to Girls State from Carrollton, Texas. She was a citizen in 2011. She has recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Finance. Aspen is excited for the opportunity to participate in the leadership development of young Texas women, in hopes of creating a positive impact for tomorrow’s leaders.

City J: Hillary Everts graduated in 2014 from Trinity University where she studied Theatre and Communication, and Arts Management. When she was a citizen in 2009, her favorite activity was hanging out at The Spot for assemblies. She has been both a JC and a SC and can’t wait to see where she’ll end up next. When Hillary is not at Girls State she is an admissions counselor for Trinity University. Hillary is a member of ALA Virtual Unit. 

City K:  Shelby Langford attended Southern Methodist University where she majored in International Studies and graduated in 2014. Shelby was a citizen in 2010 and says she loves the program because of its dedication to training young, strong women to be great leaders, and the singing is great too. Shelby has been a JC and County Coordinator in previous sessions. Since graduation, Shelby has moved to Nashville and is currently working as a singer-songwriter.

City L: Marley Berry is currently a senior studying Graphic Design Advertising at Abilene Christian University. She attended Girls State in 2012 and served her City as a City Council Member. In past sessions, Marley has served as a JC. Her favorite part of Girls State (although there’s many) is getting to watch all of the citizens showcase their talents in the talent show. 

City M: Mauri King graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a degree in political science. Mauri was a citizen in 2004 and served as the Federal Party House Whip, and has been on staff as a JC, Party Sponsor, and SC. She has a blog, The American Patriette, where she blogs about family, hospitality, and patriotism and is currently in the process of publishing her first children’s book. Her favorite things about Girls State are the lifelong friendships and the encouraging and inspirational atmosphere. 

City N: Originally from Friendswood Texas, Stephanie Bossert was a citizen in 2011. During her Girls State session, Stephanie ran and won the esteemed position of State Comptroller. Stephanie recently graduated and commissioned from the US Air Force Academy and is serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force. Her favorite Girls State memory comes from her triple run-off election with fellow SC Kristen Mills.

SC 2016
Back left: Allie Watters, Hillary Everts, Sarah Scalia, Aspen Real, Anabeth Fuller, Kallie Kram, Shelby Langford, Lilliebeth Halling Front left: Marley Berry, Stephanie Bossert, Dabney Sattler, Mauri King, Kristen Mills, Melinda Zanner