The Converse College delegation of the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) was a dominant presence in the 45th annual Fall Session held at the Statehouse in Columbia Oct. 31-Nov.4. For the second year in a row, the Converse delegation was named Best Small Delegation.
Jennifer Bradey ’03 served as Speaker Pro Tempore, and presided in the actual S.C. House chambers. She was also elected Lieutenant Governor for the upcoming year, and will serve on the state executive board for another term.
Danielle Davis ’04 and Selena Given ’03 served in elected positions as vice-chairs of the Education and Agriculture committees.
Frances Ackermann ’04 was appointed as one of the three members of the Senate to the Conference Committee.
Two Converse bills regarding elderly drivers and abortion regulations were passed and signed by the SCSL governor, and will be sent to the South Carolina General Assembly for consideration in the spring.
Other members who were instrumental in the success of the Converse delegation are Amber Abbott ’04, Casey Addis ’04, Danielle Beck ’05, Tarah Bodem ’04, Blair Mickles ’04, Kristin Smith ’03, and Martha Jo Smith ’03.
The South Carolina Student Legislature is a non-partisan statewide organization in which delegates representing all of the state’s colleges, universities, and technical schools participate.