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2014-07-03

Six attend Girls State in Seguin

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Pictured: Courtesy photo
The Bandera delegation to Girls State attending legislative sessions at the State Capitol included Meghan Salley, Dana Zavorka, Katelyn Randolph, Mary Hevenor, Elizabeth Collett and Shay McMullan.


The Lakehills American Legion Post 410 sent Katelyn Randolph, Dana Zavorka, and Meghan Salley; and the Bandera American Legion sent Mary Hevenor, Shay McMullan and Elizabeth Collett to the 70th Session of Bluebonnet Girls State at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. The session opened Sunday, June 15.
Randolph was elected National Committee Chairwoman of Pensions. Salley was elected National Committee Chairwoman of Business and Industry. McMullan was elected City H (Honeybees) Councilwoman, Zavorka was elected City K (Kites) Councilwoman, and Collett was elected City G (Ghostbusters) City Fire Chief.
Texas Bluebonnet Girls State is a mythical 51st state where, for one week, participants, or "citizens," organize their own city, county, and state governments. They elect their own officials, learn the duties of the various city, county and state offices. Citizens 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 citizens are given an opportunity to sight-see and meet state officials.
Girls State visited the State Capitol Friday for legislative sessions, swearing in of newly elected state officials, and a picnic on the Capitol grounds.
Girls State concluded on Saturday, June 21, after a final assembly.