Daring delegates: Ann Richards students take on Youth and Government State Conference

From+left+to+right%3A+Charlen+Puon+%2810%29%2C+Xiemena+Sifuentes+%2810%29%2C+Eleanor+Jeansonne+%2810%29%2C+Mia+Clark+%2810%29%2C+and+Sierra+Walton+%2812%29.+Students+pose+for+a+picture+during+the+second+day+of+Youth+and+Government+State+Conference.+All+of+these+delegates+worked+in+the+media+branch+of+government%2C+which+was+divided+into+three+sections%3A+broadcast%2C+social+media%2C+and+print.++Photo+by+Becca+Alonso.

From left to right: Charlen Puon (10), Xiemena Sifuentes (10), Eleanor Jeansonne (10), Mia Clark (10), and Sierra Walton (12). Students pose for a picture during the second day of Youth and Government State Conference. All of these delegates worked in the media branch of government, which was divided into three sections: broadcast, social media, and print. Photo by Becca Alonso.

The smell of coffee and freshly printed paper wafted through the Renaissance hotel this weekend as 1300 students from all over Texas gathered for the 71st annual YMCA Youth and Government Texas State Conference. 50 students from Ann Richards participated in the event, making for the biggest delegation in the state.