Tyus represents Georgiana School at Alabama Girls State

Published 3:29 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2015

By Morgan Burkett
The Greenville Advocate

Danielle Tyus was chosen to represent Georgiana School at the 2015 session of Alabama Girls State, which was held at the University of Alabama.

For one week Tyus became a citizen of an imaginary city in the state of Alabama. As a member of the city, she took part in party caucuses and attended legislative sessions. During the sessions, speakers and other city, county and state officials spoke to the 360 delegates daily. The speakers shared their wisdom about life through political and everyday experience.

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Tyus ran for a seat on the city council and served as the environmental engineer.

She is the daughter of Kim Sims and Jim Tyus and the step-daughter of Greel Sims.

Tyus is a rising senior at Georgiana and is vice president of the National Honor Society, treasurer of the Future Business Leaders of America and a member of Mu Alpha Theta. She tutors 7th-12th grade math, was the junior class president and the 2015 team captain on the varsity Lady Panthers softball team.