Erskine makes strong showing at student legislature

Posted on November 30, 2017

From left, Alex Leasure, AnnaTaylor Hydrick, Logan Franks, Rebecca Housel, Joseph Long, Ryan Teems, and Amanda Stevenson

A seven-member Erskine College delegation attended this year’s South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) in October.

Delegation Chair Logan Franks, a junior from Anderson majoring in political science, said the Erskine group “proved to be a strong force at this year’s fall session.”

All bills submitted by the Erskine delegation passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, Franks said.

Joseph Long speaks at SCSL.

He also noted that delegate Joseph Long, a junior business administration major from Anderson who is serving as Comptroller General for SCSL, “successfully presented an audit of the organization for the year” and played a role in the effort to obtain non-profit classification for SCSL.

“We passed a constitutional amendment to be eligible to be labeled as a 501c organization, but I’m unsure of where it has gone since then,” Franks said. “We are currently switching over the executive committee for the organization, so we should have a better idea of where that has gone after that.”

Foreground, Logan Franks; background, from left, AnnaTaylor Hydrick, Joseph Long, and Alex Leasure

Franks was elected Speaker Protempore for next year and reported that first-time delegate Ryan Teems, a sophomore business administration major from Greer, was elected Comptroller General for next year.

Members of the Erskine delegation in addition to Franks, Long, and Teems included freshman Rebecca Housel, a special education major from Summerville; senior AnnaTaylor Hydrick, an American studies major from St. Matthews; sophomore Alex Leasure, an American studies major from Sumter; and junior Amanda Stevenson, a political science major from Florence.