Monday Highlights

What a day it has been! Magnificent Monday was jam packed with speakers and activities. We began our morning with the introduction of the eleven city Mayors and one city Manager. Then followed by a Career Panel moderated by Anne, Boutique Director. On the panel today was Shawnee District Attorney Chad Taylor, Senator Garrett Love, Lobbyist Michael Gillespie, and Chief of Staff for the House Majority Leader’s office Roderick Patton. 

Other speakers included Sarah Brown presenting on Etiquette, LTC Tracey Olson from KU ROTC and Kansas State Treasurer, Ron Estes.

Monday was spent creating City Government, petition signing and making new friends. SGS Citizens also took the Bar Exam and were sworn in as Lawyers!

Sunday Highlights!

It has been a jam packed first day here at The American Legion Auxiliary Sunflower Girls State!  The 74th session began with one last staff meeting and meditation, followed by staff and counselor pictures.

2016 ALA Sunflower Girls State Counselors & Staff

We welcomed the delegates to Self and Oswald Hall at Daisy Hill Commons on the University of Kansas Campus. Staters checked in with KU Student Housing for room keys then found their city and counselors for the week!

The 2015 Governor kicked off our General Session, which included an address by Shelbie Konkel, a 2009 Sunflower Girls State Alum. The American Legion Auxiliary Lawrence Post #14 presented their Flag Program and explained the meaning of the thirteen folds of a flag.

The evening ended with party meetings, the nationalists and federalists split and met with their party leaders. The Staters returned to the cities for a final city meeting of the night, as well as a country meeting.

Magnificent Monday has even more in store for our delegates, with career panels and a bar exam!

WHAT TO WEAR AT GIRLS STATE

At American Legion Auxiliary Sunflower Girls State we follow a business casual dress code. The dress code is stated in the delegate packet, but it can be confusing to some! Items that are appropriate to wear are dresses, skirts, and dress pants. Remember when deciding what to pack that skirts and dresses need to be and appropriate length!  The buildings we use tend to be chilly, so remembering to bring a cardigan might be a good idea for some!

There are a few things that are not acceptable to wear while at Girls State, such as denim jeans or leggings as pants. Please avoid spaghetti strap tops and dresses unless something is worn over the top. Please no crop tops! They may look great on some but they won’t work here!

During activity time delegates may wear jeans or running shorts, but remember to never go barefoot!

We want this week to be fun and educational, if at any point you have a question about something you want to wear ask a staff member. We are here to benefit you!

 

 

Helpful Reminders

The 74th session of Sunflower Girls State is just a few weeks away! Our staff is excited to welcome the delegates to the beautiful campus of the University of Kansas! As session draws near we wanted to give some helpful tips to make the week a little smoother!

·         Blankets are your friend! Although session is held in June, the dorms are typically cold.

·         Don’t forget bedding! The dorms have twin size beds provided. Bring your pillow too!

·         Drink plenty of water! Days tend to be warm and there will be walking outside.

·         Wear comfortable shoes! You’ll thank us later!

·         Be ready to learn what it really means by “Pride in thy Country, Faith in thyself”

Be ready for a fast paced week, but a rewarding week! We will see you in June!