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Arrival Day

On June 16, over 600 young women arrived deep in the heart of Texas for the 80th session of Texas Bluebonnet Girls State. Our citizens traveled down from the Panhandle of Texas, up from the Rio Grande, the Gulf Coast, and everywhere in between. No matter which part of the state they came from, all were eager to arrive.

The citizens were met by nearly 100 staff members welcoming and preparing them for their education on the responsibilities, privileges, and rights of American citizenship. Citizens of Girls State will spend the week drafting legislation, engaging in debates with their peers, and fully immersing themselves in the activities of this symbolic 51st state.

We spoke with our new Citizens about their the first day and the sentiment was overwhelming: everyone is excited to be here.

Remi Urrutia from City D mentioned that she was thrilled to be at Girls State because she's planning for a future as a Foreign Diplomat.

"Being here is going to help me become who I want to be," said Remi.

Ryan Liddell from City L shared her eagerness to get to know everyone and hear different views. "I've been anticipating coming to Girls State for a while, and I'm really looking forward to hearing different perspectives from my fellow citizens."

The staff has been preparing for this session all year long and is ready to make this a week to remember! Welcome to the 80th session of #TBGS2024!

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