In Section A today the girls met a few new faces who posted for the first time! Everyone is really excited to have the opportunity to have a virtual experience with ALA Empire Girls State. They discussed committee topics, elections and Girls Nation – specifically the differences we will see in the in person versus virtual sessions. Celia, our Political Advisor also set up an opportunity for the girls to join a discussion tomorrow and discuss the program in a Google Meet room.
Section B jumped right back into some discussions started yesterday, wasting no time! The girls are passionate about US issues and found ways to bring their existing knowledge to those mythical issues posed in their EGS counties. From unemployment in Angelou County to Keller County income, the citizens dove deep into how to solve these problems. There was a significant debate about the benefits and drawbacks of supporting small businesses to help the economy. Celia, our Political Advisor also set up an opportunity for the girls to join a discussion this afternoon and additional one tomorrow to discuss the program in a Google Meet room.