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Two months ago when Girls State flyers circulated Silverton High School I was more interested in padding my rather than fostering a love for our country.
Once finding out I was accepted into Girls State, a leadership Horny women in Roanoke Virginia citizenship program for high school girls, I was more full of dread than excited to attend a week focused on government and politics.
On Sunday, June 19 I arrived at Willamette University, expecting that the rest of the day would be devoted to settling in, I was surprised that we Wife looking casual sex Graves Mill only given an hour to get acquainted with our new surroundings and then were required to attend a three hour orientation. While counting the minutes left of the introductory assembly, I overheard a reoccurring theme from the various speakers: Girls State changed my life and perspective of my country.
To me this was baffling. How could a week spent talking about alternative fuel sources and immigration regulations really be that life-changing?
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At Girls State, the first thing done was to as each girl to represent a county. All attendees were then divided into groups of 20 fellow county citizens.
We shared the same dormitory as well as experienced the week. Resembling the real world, Girls State gave a very exact representation of politics and the ways of our government.
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Meanwhile, girls in workshops received the opportunity to take Ladies looking sex NY Brasher falls 13613 in mock trials, learn how to advance bills and explore careers in government and politics. Once the votes were counted each elected party nominee then ran against each other in the final election.
of the final election were revealed at a general assembly. The elected girls were sworn into office at the inauguration the following day. In my county girls came from small farm towns, wealthy suburbs, laid back coastal towns, inner city Sioux City Iowa women xxx and every possible area in.
They were Protestant, Mormon, Jewish, atheist and Catholic. In my county there were Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and Independents. They were poor, rich, tall, short, loud and quiet.
But in my county girls could respect the differences, delete their prejudices, and learn to truly appreciate the country they so fortunately live in.
Coming away from a week at Girls State has deepened my understanding A message to all women political process, given me greater respect for our politicians and unlocked a new found passion for politics.
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