Sunday, May 29 – Saturday, June 4, 2016

The citizens elected city, county and state officials. Former Army Major Kathy Isaacson addressed the citizens on Monday night. The party primaries for the gubernatorial race were held on Tuesday afternoon. Citizens participated in Fast Song on Tuesday night.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addressed ALA VGS on Wednesday morning, and the Tennessee Supreme Court heard two cases at Girls State on Thursday morning. The citizens participated in Olympics on Thursday night.

Freedom Rider and civil rights leader Patricia Jenkins-Armstrong inspired the citizens with her stories and insight on Friday morning.

Kelsey Thornton was elected Governor of the 70th session of ALA Volunteer Girls State. Thornton was inaugurated as governor in a ceremony on Friday night.


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Sunday, May 29  |  Monday, May 30  |  Tuesday, May 31  |  2016 Fast Song  |  Wednesday, June 1  |  Thursday, June 2  |  2016 Olympics  |  Friday, June 3  |  Saturday, June 4