Caroline Peck, a senior at Santa Fe Christian Schools, was selected as a delegate for the California Girls State 70th Session held June 23-28, 2013 at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. Caroline was selected as one of 41 San Diego County and 500 California delegates from high schools throughout the state. Selection is based on academic standing, GPA/grades, leadership potential and a formal interview.
The mission of Girls State is to provide an outstanding, unique and coveted educational opportunity for the young women of California that instills the basic ideals and principles of American government. Previous Girls State delegates include Ann Richards, former Texas Governor, Michelle Johnson, Brigadier General and Jane Pauley, Broadcast Journalist.
During Girls State, Caroline introduced a bill on Personal Safety/Violence Prevention instruction in high school health classes for both male and female students. Caroline’s bill was one of only eight bills, out of the 500 bills introduced, that passed both the Girls State Senate and Assembly and was signed by the Governor of Girls State. Caroline also participated as a Legislative Clerk in the State Senate, reading submitted bills and taking notes on the debate which took place on the Senate floor.
“I hadn’t realized that my passion for government and the political process was shared with so many girls from all over California. The young women I met at Girl’s State were well informed, inspirational and had practical visions for change in our nation and our society,” said Caroline.