Monthly Archives: September 2013

Congratulations to the SGA Election Winners!!!

Last Thursday, student government held elections for its officers.  The president and vice-president races were very close.  In fact, Jessica Soto and David Hudson tied for president, with Alec Humphries only 7 votes behind.  This might be a first in Panola history.  After reviewing the SGA Constitution, it was discovered that no provisions exist over how ties should be resolved.  Rather than performing a run-off election, Hudson graciously conceded to Soto.  While the outcome of the election was peacefully decided, SGA will certainly put forward a proposal this semester to amend the election rules in case this scenario should ever reoccur.   The vice-president’s race was likewise exciting.  Penelope Tomlin beat out Haley Griffith by 3 votes for vice-president.  Jeffery Scott won handily won the position of secretary over challenger Jennifer Risher.  The final two positions went unchallenged.  Faustino Angel won the position of parliamentarian and Jamaika Marshall won the position of reporter. 

With the elections over, SGA immediately set to work discussing proposals for the coming year.  The list of potential ideas is quite long and while not all the proposals will be adopted, SGA has the makings for a great year.  Starting this week, SGA will begin drafting ideas, creating a calendar of events, and setting their budget.  The following is a list of current proposals. 

  1. 5k run (tentative date of April 12th)
  2. Canned food and recycling day (possibly early November)
  3. Gift package drive for our troops (held during fall frolic)
  4. TJCSGA region III meeting (November 15th) at Navarro College
  5. TJCSGA region III meeting (February 28th) at TVCCC
  6. TJCSGA state convention (April 10th-13th) in Austin
  7. Pursue a federal or state grant for a health clinic on campus
  8. Belt-bustin’ Chili Cook-off (late January)
  9. Proposal to amend election rules in SGA constitution
  10. Marshall Symphony Orchestra (Sept 21st) in Marshall
  11. Go Kart fun day
  12. Trip to Crater Diamonds State Park in Arkansas
  13. Trip to the George W. Bush Library in Dallas
  14. Trunk or treat/haunted house for Halloween (Oct. 31st)
  15. Marathon reading of Fahrenheit 451, 1984, and Brave New World
  16. Student/faculty Jeopardy night
  17. Open Mic Night (Howl After Dark)
  18. Cancer Awareness Month  

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