Erskine delegation shines at South Carolina Student Legislature

Posted on November 29, 2016

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Students show off their Best Small Delegation Award: front row, Aleena McCoy, left, and Cori Damron; center row, AnnaTaylor Hydrick, Halley Hamm, and Amanda Stevenson; back row, Alex Leasure, Logan Franks, and Joseph Long.

The 60th annual fall session of the South Carolina Student Legislature was held in Columbia at the Court of Appeals on the Statehouse grounds Oct. 26-28. The delegation from Erskine College included freshmen Alex Leasure of Sumter, S.C., and Aleena McCoy of Rockledge, Fla.; sophomores Cori Damron of Aiken, S.C., Logan Franks of Anderson, S.C., Halley Ham of Hartsville, S.C., AnnaTaylor Hydrick of Neeses, S.C., Joseph Long of Anderson, S.C., and Amanda Stevenson of Florence, S.C.; and senior Colby DeVane of St. Augustine, Fla. Logan Franks submitted the following report for the group, which represented Erskine well.

The session was a great success for the Erskine College Delegation. Erskine successfully passed four of the five bills submitted in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and had them all signed by the governor.

Freshman delegate Aleena McCoy received the award for Best Written Argument in the Supreme Court and the Erskine delegation as a whole received the Best Small Delegation Award.

First-time delegate Joseph Long was successfully elected to the office of Comptroller General for the state while delegation chair Logan Franks was nominated for the office of Lieutenant Governor, but lost the election. The young delegation hopes for continued success in the future.

To learn more about SCSL and the work of Erskine’s delegation, please contact Logan Franks at lfranks@erskine.edu.

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Front row, from left, Halley Hamm, AnnaTaylor Hydrick, Amanda Stevenson, Aleena McCoy, and Cori Damron. Back row, from left, Joseph Long, Colby DeVane, Logan Franks, and Alex Leasure.