Four Lewisville High School Student Body Officers completed the American Legion Auxiliary Texas Bluebonnet Girls State at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas.
The purpose of Girls State is to educate our young women about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. Its purpose is to awaken within the youth of our nation a sincere conviction that a well-informed, intelligent, participating citizenry is most vitally needed to protect and preserve our American institutions and our American democracy. It is a mythical 51st State where, for a period, the citizens of Girls State organize their own city, county, and state governments. They choose their own officials in accordance with regular election procedures. They learn the duties of the various city, county and state offices. They introduce and debate their own bills in a legislature. Justice is administered by their own law enforcement agencies and courts. In Girls State, the young citizens “learn by doing.”
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.