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District Represented by 9 Students at Bluebonnet Girls State

 
Students from three of Denton ISD's comprehensive high schools represented the district at the annual Texas Bluebonnet Girls State program, where they learned about government structure through the use of a mock system they participated in.

The district’s nine participating students – including three from Denton, five from Guyer and one from Braswell – learned about the roles of American citizenship and took part in a mock government that provided them with the same duties as elected officials.

The Girls State program, run by the American Legion Auxiliary, teaches select students about local, regional and state government though this mock system. Each participating student serves a role in the government, with the entire group working together to create laws and guidelines that govern the program. Students also meet with elected Texas officials as part of the experience.

Girls State has been an American Legion Auxiliary program has seen tremendous growth in recent years, now hosting more than 500 students annually, up from 94 in its inaugural year. This year’s program was held at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin and was the largest session ever, with 598 female high school students who will be seniors for the 2017-18 school year. The program ended with a trip to the State Capitol in Austin for mock House and Senate sessions and the swearing in of state officials.

Denton ISD’s participants in the 2017 Texas Bluebonnet Girls State can be seen in the lists below.
 
 Denton HS Guyer HSBraswell HS
 Natalie Parks Molly Krinner Reagan King 
 Christina Bridges Alexa Teleki 
 Cassidy Hobon Abby Stovall 
  Ashley Atkins 
  Samantha Walsh