Two girls are selected from each Girls State program to attend Girls Nation, a national government training program. Chase Lalouette of Harker Heights (ALA Unit 560) and Kirsten Wolfford of Orange (ALA Unit 447) will represent Texas at Girls Nation in July. First alternate is Sarah Lanford of Houston (ALA Unit 658), and second alternate is Mattie Lastovica of Fredericksburg (ALA Unit 291). 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 2013” by their fellow citizens. They are Laura Boshart (City A), Annie Sides (City B), Katie Steinhauser (City C), Hallie Skansi (City D), Madison Huerta (City E), Michelle Deveau (City F), Kendall Duke (City G), Carly Knapp (City H), Tala Raus (City I), Megan Rose (City J), Chloe Lewis (City K), and Paige Cheatham (City L).