State Party Officials Elected

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Because the Girls State program is entirely non-partisan, citizens operate with mock political parties. They elect precinct, county and state party officials and write their own party platform. The National and Federal parties convened June 18, 2013 to pick their state party officials.

Natalie Mackie, Maggie Mathis, Kaytlen James, Aryn Clift
Natalie Mackie, Maggie Mathis, Kaytlen James, Aryn Clift

State Federal Party officials are Chair Kaytlen James, Vice-Chair Aryn Cliff, House Whip Maggie Mathis and Senate Whip Natalie Mackie.

State National Party Officials are Chair Annie Sides, Vice-Chair Katelyn Moody, House Whip Claire Steinman and Senate Whip Alondra Ramirez.

Claire Steinman, Annie Sides, Katelyn Moody, Alondra Ramirez
Claire Steinman, Annie Sides, Katelyn Moody, Alondra Ramirez

For a complete list of party officials, including county and precinct chairwomen, please download the 2013 edition of The Bluebonnet, the official newsletter of the Bluebonnet Girls State program.

Party Officials Elected

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2012 Federal Party State Officials
2012 National Party State Officials

Because the Girls State program is entirely non-partisan, citizens operate with mock political parties. They elect precinct, county and state party officials and write their own party platform. The National and Federal parties convened June 12, 2012 to pick their state party officials. State Federal Party officials are Chair Whitney Carpenter, Vice-Chair Shelby Embrey, House Whip Nichole Festa, Senate Whip Ellen Amoakoah. State

 

National Party Officials are Chair Becky Becktold, Vice-Chair Parrie Hartley, House Whip Joi Stevens, Senate Whip Dhruti Gupaluni. For a complete list of party officials, including county and precinct chairwomen, please download the 2012 edition of The Bluebonnet, the official newsletter of the Bluebonnet Girls State program.

Primary Elections

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Yesterday was PARTY DAY, and Girls State was a sea of red and blue as citizens sported their party’s color. Last night all the citizens and staff stood inside an outline of the shape of Texas, and our photographers, Robert Anschutz and Terry Duff, took a picture!  Citizens can purchase this “Big Texas” picture for only $16. Now that the parties have established their platforms, the Nationalists and Federalists will choose their candidates for county and state offices. Citizens will hear lots of candidates’ speeches today, and the state primary results will be announced tonight, following some displays of citizen talent. Tomorrow is the general election, so the Nat and Fed candidates will vie for each county and state office.

State Party Officers Chosen

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Because the Girls State program is entirely non-partisan, citizens operate with mock political parties. They elect precinct, county and state party officials and write their own party platform. The National and Federal parties convened June 14, 2011 to pick their state party officials. State Federal Party officials are Chair Miriam Felder, Vice-Chair Tara McCullough, House Whip Montana Blair, Senate Whip Paloma Rivera. State National Party Officials are Chair Kallie Fuchs, Vice-Chair Jenna Dunn, House Whip Vinamrata Singel, Senate Whip Sarah Gates. For a complete list of party officials, including county and precinct chairwomen, please download the 2011 edition of The Bluebonnet, the official newsletter of the Bluebonnet Girls State program.

Welcome 2011 Citizens

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Texas Bluebonnet Girls State is a mythical 51st state where, for a week, participants organize their own city, county, and state governments. They elect their own officials. They learn the duties of the various city, county and state offices. They introduce and debate their own bills in a mock legislature. The program concludes with a visit to the State Capitol building in Austin where the girls are given an opportunity to sight-see and meet state officials. The purpose of Girls State is to educate young women in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.

The Girls State program is sponsored as a public service to the community, state and nation by the more than twenty thousand members of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Texas. The administrative staff and counselors in charge of the program are well trained and experienced leaders of young women. They are women of high ideals who are recognized as being responsible persons in their respective communities. The girls are properly chaperoned. Counselors are in constant attendance. No girl is allowed to leave the grounds except on scheduled trips of the entire group.

The site of this year’s Girls State session is Texas Lutheran University located in Seguin, Texas. The program begins on Sunday, June 12 and ends Saturday, June 18, 2011. For more information about Girls State admission, please contact your high school,  local American Legion Auxiliary unit or  the ALA Department of Texas.

2010 “Bluebonnet News” Available for Download

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The 2010 issue of “The Bluebonnet” is now available for download! Read about our elected officials, guest speakers, and more in our annual newsletter. Suitable for printing out and putting in scrapbooks. Spread the word–tell all your fellow citizens to download the ultimate Bluebonnet Girls State memento.