Good morning all. Government in action day. Charlene Webb, Roosevelt County Mgr. will be swearing in the ladies to their newly elected positions. Following a short joint session, the House and Senate will convene to begin the business of legislation for Girls State. The District Courts will be hearing their cases. Juries have been selected and witnesses called. ALA NM Girls State is a very peaceful and gentle place, but sometimes "stuff" happens, and the Courts must address the issue. The Supreme court is reviewing a case that has been brought before them, and one never knows if the verdict of the District Court may be appealed. Later in the day the Girls Nation candidates will be presented and the Senior and Junior Senators from ALA NM Girl State will be selected, along with their alternates. The Delegates will then get some "Primp" time in preparation for the Inaugural Banquet, followed by the moving Candlelight Ceremony. The final City Dorm Meeting tonight will be busy with the city's Outstanding Citizen selection, Junior Counselor applications and laughs and tears, exchanging emails and thoughts of home.
I don't know if I will be able to get back to this before we leave tomorrow, but I hope this has given you a small vision of what the American Legion Auxiliary NM Girls State is all about. Multiply this by 49 other states and you can imagine the impact this program makes on the young women of today. In July, 100 Senators, each representing their Department"s Girls State program will arrive at the National 4-H Camp in Chevy Chase, Maryland. There the process begins anew, legislation, electing a President of Girls Nation, a visit to the "Hill" to spend time with their State's elected officials, possible a visit to the White House, and many more activities.
Thank you for your continued support and we'll talk again next year. pb