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CCU students win best delegation honor

Coastal Carolina University’s student delegation has been recognized as the Best Large Delegation at the 2010 session of the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL). CCU’s delegation has won this honor for three consecutive years, beating delegations from Clemson, College of Charleston, the Citadel and the University of South Carolina.

The 16 political science students who participated include: Taylor Eubanks, delegation chair; Kelsey Dye, delegation vice-chair; Tyler Greatorex, SCSL lieutenant governor; Africa Brown, Jennifer Burch, Ian Christie, Derek Gillam, Craig Healy, Christina Jackson, Carmen Ketron, Casey McKee, Brandon Reilly, Chris Stephens, Caitlin Spahr, George Taylor and Desmond Wallace.

“We are so proud of these students,” said Holley Tankersley, political science professor and co-adviser with Frederick Wood. “Our students consistently write the most well-reasoned, legitimate legislation at SCSL.”

The SCSL is a student-run mock legislature sponsored by the S.C. General Assembly. Colleges and universities in South Carolina send delegations to two annual sessions to debate bills and further their knowledge about parliamentary procedures and state government.

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