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HCC SGA brings home Spirit Stick, top honors from spring
N4CSGA Conference

 

Halifax Community College Student Government Association (HCC SGA) representatives recently attended the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) Spring Conference held at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, N.C. At the first-ever Spirit Rally on the HCC campus, SGA members presented the awards that they recently won at the state conference.

 

During the conference, HCC SGA President Theresa Raymond was installed as the N4CSGA President. Raymond is the first HCC SGA president to serve as the N4CSGA president and she previously served on the Executive Board of N4CSGA as the parliamentarian. Raymond was also presented the Ray Jeffries Award in recognition of one who has displayed outstanding leadership and support of the N4CSGA. In addition, one of HCC’s SGA advisors, Dr. Carolyn Stuart, was selected to serve as an N4CSGA advisor in the next term.

 

HCC’s SGA also brought home the Spirit Stick, winning the competition in which 42 community colleges competed. Raymond explained that the school that wins this award shows that it has the most spirit and its students compete in every activity, win or lose. These activities count towards the award, plus points are added for winning in other categories. HCC had the most points of all community colleges.

 

The last time HCC won the Spirit Stick was in 2006 when Howard Bethany was SGA President. “We have a history of having very strong SGA leaders, not only locally, but also on the state level,” said HCC President, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. “Our students don’t work by themselves, though. They have to have good advisors.”

 

The group also garnered first place in the Spirit Competition, second place in Quiz Bowl and the Scrapbook Contest, and third place in the Spades Tournament and Showcase Booth Contest.

 

“We strive to be the most professional and we strive to be the most active and most spirited,” said Raymond.  “We want to go out and show the other schools that SGA can do a lot, can be involved and improve student life.”

 

HCC clubs and organizations that are now chartered through HCC’s SGA were also recognized at the Spirit Rally. Design Club, PRIDE, Women of Excellence, Early Childhood Club, Dental Hygiene Club and Phi Beta Lambda were presented certificates.

 

According to its constitution, N4CSGA seeks to promote better student government, academic achievement, fellowship and the exchange of ideas for the advancement of educational institutions and to provide leadership training. N4CSGA is a student-based and student-run organization and is comprised of delegates from each of the 58 community colleges. The organization began in 1969.

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Halifax Community College Student Government Association representatives recently attended the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) Spring Conference held at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, N.C. They brought home the Spirit Stick, winning the competition in which 42 community colleges competed. Pictured are from left, advisors Dr. Carolyn Stuart and Shauna Jones, Michael Barber, Starrlett Tillery, Gwendolyn Young, Theresa Raymond, and James Phelps.