Girls who rule are daring, determined and making the world a better place in their own unique way. Are you a girl who rules -- or do you know of one? If so, tell us about her and she could be profiled, and her cause promoted, on Girls in Government!
Meet Girls in Government’s newest blogger: 17-year old, Hope Brookins. "Hello, my name is Hope and I’m a 17 year old senior from Arkansas. I’m so fortunate to have this remarkable opportunity to share my stories, thoughts, and ideas. In the past year my life has begun to revolve around politics. After having a local powerful female state representative as my AP Government and Politics teacher last year, along with all of the excitement created by Hillary Clinton’s bid for President, I became inspired."
Read her blog today and find out what life is like when you're determined to change the world through politics!
And when it was time to hand out the team trophies, Richardson accepted the 1A team championship for Rochelle High School -- by herself.
Bonnie Richardson of Rochelle High School scored 42 team points to win the Texas 1A track title.
Richardson was the only Rochelle athlete to qualify for the state meet and stunningly won the team title. University Interscholastic League officials said it was the first time they can remember a single athlete winning a girls' team title.
It's happened before on the boys' side, but not since former Baylor Bear and Pittsburgh Steeler Frank Pollard did it for Meridian High School in the 1970s, said UIL Athletics Director Charles Breithaupt.
"This totally blows me away," the freckle-faced Richardson said while holding the trophy with a gold medal draped on her neck. "This is amazing. I had no idea it was even possible."
The White House Internship provides an opportunity to experience day-to-day life at the White House while working on a variety of tasks and projects.
In addition to normal office duties, interns attend weekly lectures, volunteer at special events, participate in tours, and contribute to a community service project in the Washington, D.C. area. White House Internships are unpaid positions and participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing. Approximately 100 interns are chosen each spring, summer, and fall to participate in this highly competitive program.
We invite you to apply. Please read the Intern Application (pdf) and the White House Office descriptions carefully. Office descriptions can help you determine your areas of interest and assist you in making an informed decision about which offices might fit your qualifications. Interns will be selected based on their application and demonstrated interest in public service.
Applicants must be:
- At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
- Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university, or graduated the previous semester
- A United States citizen
Completed application materials must be submitted to Meghan Espinoza, Intern Coordinator in the office of White House Personnel, at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the following deadline:
Fall 2008 Internship
August 26 - December 12, 2008
Application Deadline: June 3, 2008
Upon acceptance, candidates must consent to a security investigation prior to their start date and a random drug test. All security measures are confidential and intended to protect the applicant as well as the Executive Office of The President.
Again, thank you for your interest in the White House Internship Program. We look forward to hearing from you.
White House Personnel
Telephone: (202) 456-5979
Facsimile: (202) 456-7966
Web Address: www.whitehouse.gov/government/wh-intern.html
That’s OK! We’ll help you craft your question, videotape you asking it, and submit that video for you!
Even if you’re not old enough to vote yet, this is your country, and your presidential debate. Let your voice be heard!
WHAT: Create a video for the YouTube and CNN Republican presidential primary debate
WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2007 from 12:00 – 4:00PM
WHERE: Please RSPV for a location near you.
WHY: This is your country and your voice matters!
RSVP today by emailing us at email@example.com or calling (212) 675-2097.
** You must RSVP by November 15th **