Dana Thalmann, Pine City Reporter
Day two of Girls State was quite a success--well, except for a few minor setbacks like the unexpected appearence of a lightning storm--and we managed to elect all of our officials. The mayor (yours truly!) along with the other electorial positions worked toegetherto create a budget, nominate committee members, and do other government type things. We also voted to create city rules and punishments and VERY enthusiastically enforced these rules with other delegates that dared disobey them!
In addition to all of our city accomplishments, Pine City began to file and campaign for positions in both the upcoming county and state elections. We even singed up to participate in the talent show. The majority of the city is exceeding their limits by extending outward of individual comfort zones and going for the gold! There's a lot of potential here; it'll be interesting to see how this potential all plays out.