I went to Girls State June 8-June13. It was so much fun! We had to be in American Falls at 5:30 AM to meet the bus that was to take us to Nampa. Girls State was at Northwest Nazarene University. It was about four hours on the bus to get there. We settled into our rooms and got dressed for the day. Dress was business attire all week. Most days dresses were required, but on a couple of days you could wear dress pants. I learned a lot about the government. You had the opportunity to run for office, and to have responsibilities in your city, county, party, or state.
In my city, I was the deputy detective, an appointed position, where you have to make sure everyone is in their rooms by lights out. In the county, I was talked into running for state representative. There are two parties, the Nationalists and the Federalists. I was a Nationalist. Two Nationalists were to be voted for in the primary election and I was one of them. Then for the general election, I ran against her and two Federalists, and I lost. Oh well, it was fun to run.
The final night, we had the Inauguration Ceremony. We had to dress in formals, and we were presented with our certificates and pins.
We had to say goodbye to all of our friends after the program and get ready to go home. I also got to see my best friend Shalise who had moved to Nampa our Sophomore year. She came to my Inauguration, and it was great to see her. We got on the buses at 11:30 that night. I got home about three in the morning. While at Girls State, I met some amazing girls and gained many friends. It was a great experience!