A Day to Remember...The Results are in...
By: Danielle Smith
Extra, extra, extra, read all about it. The results are in and the students are anxious to hear who won the Student Government Association elections... Well... the question is, did you vote???
On Wednesday April 8, 2009, several students lined up in the Wiseman Student Center and the Center for Learning and Technology Buildings from 8am- 8pm to cast their votes for the many SGA candidates trying to make a change here on Bowie State's campus. The spots available for the SGA cabinet were the positions of SGA President and Vice president, Mr. and Miss Bowie State University, Campus Activity Board Coordinator (CAB), and other executive positions associated with the cabinet including the executive member at large, the class presidents and vice presidents, and the class kings and queens.
The race was a tough race. In teams of two, running for SGA President and Vice President were, Kirk Pressley and Nayonna Wright along with their opponents, Edwin Fenwick and Elise Perkins; Heather Davis ran for executive member- at -large; Laquitta Fletcher ran for CAB Coordinator; Bryant Stewart, Robert Woodard, DeJuan Patterson, Jennifer Wood, Danielle Warren, Chevonne James, and Shadonna Jones, a flood of enthused students came running to hold the face of Bowie in their hands as Mr. and Miss Bowie State University. Lastly, another host of students joined in the running's to make Bowie a better Bowie by becoming involved and becoming apart of a big student leadership team.
As students walked the campus on a breezy yet sunny day, hot cocoa, fried chicken, pencils, and air fresheners were passed out to on campus residents and the vast amount of commuters to grab the biggest votes in the center of the school where the atmosphere was filled with a great thrill of Bowie pride." It is truly a time to keep the reconstruction of Bowie going with the evolution of Bowie. This is a time that I would love to see develop when I return as an alumni, ready to see the change come to life", stated Leonard Smith, a graduating senior.
The day went on, and the SGA candidates stood ‘till the end with greetings of smiles and energy. And nonetheless, as the day neared, and as I returned to the WSC from my last class, candidates could still be seen trying to get the very last vote.
8 p.m. came, and students gathered, hyped in the WSC once again to hear the results. While awaiting to hear the finishing touches, students congregated with each other accompanied by great camaraderie, music, and the one thing that could break a man's soul, if need be, food.
Well the results are in, said Leslie Hall, the elections chair for the SGA elections. My heart pounded with both fear and excitement, the beginning of a new day here at Bowie. As Dr. Artie Travis, the Dean of Student Affairs, approached the front of the WSC in room 107, along with current SGA president and vice president, Tamisha Jackson and Shawn Moore, Mr. and Miss Bowie State University, Jermaine Rawlings and Shanel Gaither, and others that helped to make this electoral process a successful one, the announcement began. Bryant Stewart and Chevonne James were declared the official Mr. and Miss BSU 2009- 2010, and last but not least, what everyone earnestly waited on, the final product, the ones that would adhere all of the questions and concerns, the SGA president and vice president. Tamisha and Shawn stood strong and announced the results saying, "Your 2009- 2010 SGA president and vice president are Kirk Pressley and Nayonna Wright." Tears of joy and pain were shed, but in the end, another election process was over and the realization of a new Bowie was about to begin.
SGA would like to say congrats to the all the candidates that participated in this years' SGA electoral process and to the candidates who ran and won. Great Job!
If you would like to become apart of SGA, or even get involved on campus as a student leader, please feel free to drop by the SGA office in the WSC room 139, and ask as many questions as possible. Become apart of the new change, "a better us, a better you, a better BSU."