Girls State

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Cait, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Cait

    Cait Member

    May 25, 2015
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    I'm not sure if I should post this question here but I wasn't sure where else to ask. I am leaving this Sunday for Girls State. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about what to expect, or how to prepare? I would appreciate any insight on the week as a whole. Thank you very much!!
  2. frenzymando

    frenzymando Banned

    Feb 3, 2015
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    I went to Boys State a few weeks ago. Basically every second of every day was predetermined for everyone and everyone got very little sleep(sounds kind of like a service academy). We listened to a bunch of really long speeches and spent a lot of the time voting for positions instead of actually doing things with the positions. I didn't find it all that enjoyable, but it was a very interesting experience to me. It felt a bit pointless to vote for someone that was going to do things with the position for only a couple of hours. If you want to get a position, I would recommend that you write a speech that is funny and memorable. At the Boys State I went to, there were literally hundreds of people giving speeches so basically no one remembered who gave what speech and most people just voted at random. Basically everyone gave a really serious speech so if you give a funny one more people are likely to remember it. I gave a speech that was intended to be funny(all of the delegates found it funny) and I didn't even mention anything political and I was elected to the position. Everyone remembered my speech and who I was because it stood out from the rest.

    Also, imo, you are better off running for Lt. Governor or Governor. I really regret not running for one of those positions because I won the position I ran for in an absolute landslide and I'm fairly sure I would have won if I had ran for Lt. Governor or Governor. At the Boys State I went to, the Lt. Governor and Governor were the ones that got to go to Boys Nation which probably looks really good on your application.

    If you like politics you will probably love it, if you don't it is still alright. I met a lot of great people at the Boys State I went to.
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  3. ameisen_zug

    ameisen_zug Reapplicant

    Jan 7, 2013
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    Be yourself and think before you speak, as first impressions go a long way. I don't know how it is for your girls state, but for mine, I showed up, made friends, wrote bills, was willing to volunteer, spoke my ideas clearly, and respectfully listened to others points of view. I didn't have Girls Nation really on my mind, but I got selected, and came back last year as a counselor. Have a good time!
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