Dr. Barbara Ballard opened the 75th session of Sunflower Girls State with her keynote address about women in leadership roles. Dr. Ballard is always a delegate favorite!
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins spoke with the delegates following a career panel. She spoke about her day to day work responsibilities and the importance of being involved. The delegates were also given a lesson on flag etiquette and meaning of the flag by members of the American Legion Post #14 of Lawrence.
Staters were taught how to file a petition to run for government position. Petitions signing followed for both political parties at the county and state level.
Primary elections took place Tuesday morning with winner announced in the afternoon! We had several guest speakers including Kansas Court of Appeals Judge, Judge Pierron. Judge Pierron spoke to the delegates about the Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals.
State Officer Candidates planned and preformed Whistle Stops for Each Girls State County!