“Raise your right hand, if you would please, and repeat after me…” were the words spoken to begin the swearing in of our 2013-2014 school year SGA leadership at the Senate meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Once normal business at the Senate meeting concluded, newly elected and appointed members formed a line at the front of the room, where they completed their oaths. Applause accompanied the final statements, and newly initiated President Jordan Hensley, Vice President Chris Piedmont, Secretary Ryan Spraker and Treasurer Julia Peyton McGuire, took their seats at the high table.
With closing remarks, Chairperson Ian Moore said, “Y’all get ready,” for next year, which seemed to encompass the feelings of new members. Campus Affairs Chair Lauren O’Grady talked about her recent meeting with Reslife where a new swipe policy, with applause from the senate, and Heather Rapachietta, the new Communications Chair, spoke of her excitement to work with the committee. “This is going to be a really fun… [focused] committee this year, so get ready,” she said.
Only time will tell what next year will bring, but fresh spirit and focus seems to be moving in with our new leadership.