House and Senate Floor Leaders for the 2019 session were announced during the opening ceremony on June 17, 2019. These citizens will be working closely with GS Legislative Staff throughout the week and will be on the floor during every House and Senate session to assist citizens with parliamentary procedure. For the National Party Camila Vicens (City I) will serve in the Senate and Kristina Godinez (City H) will serve in the House. For the Federal Party Akshita Raghuvanshi (City F) will serve in the Senate and Margaret Debenport (City G) will serve in the House.
Congratulations to these young women-this session is going to be a special one!
A resolution was made on April 30 by Representative Israel and Senator Huffman in the Texas House and Senate, respectively, celebrating 75 years of the Texas Girls State program.
Each session of Girls State in recent years has hosted hundreds of young women and educated them on the rights and privileges of American citizenship. While the program has changed over the years, the core ideas have remained the same-Service, Inclusivity, Strength, Teamwork, Education, Resilience.
We’re excited to share these ideologies with a new group of amazing young women from all over Texas arriving for the 2019 session.
We’re thrilled to see all the girls’ excited faces on the first day of session this Sunday. To keep anxieties at bay, here are tips on what to pack for your vacation to the magical mystical 51st State!
Clothing should be suitable for hot, summer weather, chilly indoors: -Shorts, pants, or skirts -Summer dresses (nice and/or casual) -Blouses (nice and/or casual; please note crop tops not permitted) -Red and blue clothing -Pajamas -Raincoat -Shower shoes -Lightweight jacket or sweater -Nice dresses, slacks, and shoes are appropriate for guest speakers, the trip to the Capitol, and other special activities (3-4 should be sufficient) -The program involves lots of walking, so bring comfortable shoes!
Other: -Pillow, blanket, linens for a single bed -Sufficient towels and washcloths -Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.) -Notepad and pens or pencils -Sunscreen and bug spray -Quotation books or other materials for speech writing -Talent show supplies (instruments, jump ropes, batons, etc) -Contact lenses, glasses, or lens prescription in case of loss.
***DO NOT bring prepared campaign material.*** Prepared campaign material is pre-made posters, pins, signs, or other campaign materials that is not created at Girls State. Blank poster board, butcher paper, construction paper, or markers are acceptable. Also, bring string, tacks, or masking tape to hang signs. Campaign materials and essentials may also be purchased in the Girls State Gift Shop.
Get ready for the week of your lives!
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