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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Gray City took a break before the assembly.
Beth Fain presided over the morning assembly.
Cathryn Rolfe presented the keynote address.
What could these girls be so excited about?
A performance of "Elect You."
Kate Redden, left, and Sarah Shaw qualified as independent candidates for Governor.
The citizens listened to candidates' speeches for legislature.
Janis Hurter presided over the afternoon assembly.
Need help sorting out the courts? Amy McManus was there to help.
Julie McCormick presented the Federalist party platform.
Eliza Rowcliffe countered with the Nationalist party platform.
Several staff and counselors were former Girls Nation Senators.
Nisha Boyington, left, and Kelsey Keny shared their experience at Girls Nation 2010.
Claire Huddleston hosted the gubernatorial speeches and debate.
Federalist party nominee Taylor Patterson shared her thoughts with the citizens of Girls State.
Nationalist party nominee Della Coleman articulated her goals as a candidate for governor.
The chorus performed "Lean on Me" during the intermission of the gubernatorial assembly.
Mari Smith led the citizens in the Girls State song.
Hannah Parker, Hannah Rowland and Michelle Alcott sang a moving rendition of "Tennessee."
The four gubernatorial candidates had a chance to debate all the major party issues.
The candidates were able to ask each other questions.
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