Lori Swann, Director of Texas Bluebonnet Girls State officially welcomed citizens to the 2015 session on Monday, June 15th. Citizens were also treated to addresses by Donna Miller, President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Texas, and Lynn Ellen Sparks, Commander of the American Legion, Department of Texas. Commander Sparks is only the second woman to ever serve in that position. A true Girls State success story was shared by Donna Dodgen, a citizen of the 1978 session. Ms. Dodgen is now Mayor pro tem of the City of Seguin. The President of Texas Lutheran University, Dr. Stuart Dorsey, also welcomed citizens to TLU.
Finally, 2014 Governor Andrea Guyton encouraged citizens to make the most of their time at Girls State, concluding a morning full of inspiring speeches.