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Sophomore class follow-up

Reported by Shequetta Nixon, Sateria Giles, Aliyah Benton, Arial Coxe

Candidate Lakota Maize was not available for a follow-up. She won Sophomore Class Vice President. Maize hopes to serve her community and peers by giving back all that she has received. Maize stood out from the other candidates by her hard work, determination, and unique platform. Maize had more experience than her opponent as well giving her the advantage. Maize understands that college can be stressful from freshman to sophomore year because students lack the knowledge and assistance to preparing for college. The current sophomore vice president will contribute to the university, and leave her mark here at North Carolina A&T State University.

Candidate Robert C Hall has now entered into the run-off election between him and Mr. Curtis Pope. Robert said that he does not believe that his fellow freshman class has the proper leadership and support, so he wants to be that leader to take this campaign to the next level. His motto for the election is “Raised by its history, embodied with its culture, I am an Aggie.” Robert aims to put a larger focus on where we’ve come from so that we have guidance for the future. Robert says if he wins he will be extremely happy, and continue to think outside of the box in order to succeed at all achievements.

Candidate Jordan Greene has won the title for Sophomore President. He can now fulfill his passion to help his peers and get involved on A&T’s campus. Greene was the freshman class President for 2013-2014 school year. Now Jordan can follow through with his platform which is “Leadership, Service, and Excellence.” Greene has the experience to meet the requirements for this position because of his former position in the freshman class. Jordan was not available for comments in regards to the result of the election. His time as sophomore president will show his peers what he is capable of and how he fulfilled the job.      

Sophomore Class

Reported by Shequetta Nixon
Note: Both candidates are unopposed.

Lakota Maize
Freshman Lakota Maize is currently running for Sophomore class Vice President.  Maize is from Greensboro, NC  and is majoring in Early Education.  The candidate has held a position before, Miss Dudley High School.  The candidates platform is, “Life’s a Maize,” and the main focus of this platform is to introduce a “College 101” course to high school juniors and seniors to better prepare them for college.  Maize is a part of Bombshellz in Business and 1st Annual Leadership Synergy Program.  Before graduation Maize would like to be enrolled in the Honors program at A&T university.  “If I am elected to win I want to be the voice for my class but also listen to what they have to say,” Maize said.

Danielle Spearman
Vice president
Freshman Danielle Spearman from Rocksboro, NC is currently running for Sophomore class Vice President. The candidate is an electronics technology major and is involved in SUAB organization on campus. Spearman has little experience with holding a position, in high school she was parliamentary in student government. When asked what her platform was, the candidate proudly answered, “Young minds making a change for a better future.” This platform mainly focuses on bringing the sophomore class together as one, supporting one another and getting to know their peers and classmates. Before graduation the candidate hopes to give back to the community but especially the elders because of what they have given everyone else. Spearman says that she stands out from the other candidate because she is hard working and knows what she wants, although the other candidate shows the same dedication. “There is nothing to hold me back in these elections and if I am to win sophomore class vice president I will be sure to serve my class the best I can!” said Danielle Spearman.

Sophomore class queen and king
Reported by Aliyah Benton

Ashanti Modlin:
Ashanti Modlin is a JOMC major with a concentration in PR From NJ. Modlin served as class president for three years at her high school. On campus activities include NYNJ connections, aggie media group, aggie insider, a volunteer student ambassador, a co-host on WNAA 90.1, and on the street team. Modlin’s campaign is access to S.E.R.V.E stands for simply establishing rewarding value in education. She choose this platform to promote value through service and to encourage students to do service for others while at NC A&T. Service ideas include service and wellness, little lady aggies, and sophomore service Saturday. If she wins this election the first thing she would do for the class of 2017 is to have a social event to show how much she appreciates her class. When Modlin graduates she want to move to DC and work in public affairs.

Katrina Keyes:
Katrina Keyes is a JOMC major with a concentration in mass media production. In high school she served as 9th grade president. At A&T she is a SGA intern and apart of SUAB. Off campus she is an intern for 102 Jams. Keyes platform is less talk more action. Also, she reminds students in her campaign ad “lets be the Keyes to open our future”. Through her platform she wants to engage people in volunteer opportunities and grow together as a class. Her volunteer programs include royalty role models and aggies go green. Her most passionate volunteer program is royalty role model where she will travel to high schools to mentor the students. Though she doesn’t think she stands out from other candidates, she believes she has a vision and is humble enough to see it through.

Marcia Lindsey:
Marcia Lindsey is a pre-nursing major and hopes to seen be pre-med student from Raleigh, NC. Lindsey has no direct SGA experience. However, she wants to be on the royal court to become a positive influence on campus and in the community. On campus she is a Early Assurance Scholar, Honor student, M.A.P.S program, and member of Alpha Lambda Delta honors society. Lindsey’s platform is “Leaving Our Legacy”. This platform was inspired by the A&T four. She believes students should be inspired by their actions and carry their legacy. Lindsey believes she stands out from other candidates because of her strong understanding of A&T legacy and her leadership ability. Though she doesn’t have a set volunteering ideas, she hopes her volunteering events will help expand student’s knowledge. When she graduates she wants to go to medical school.

Curtis Pope:
Curtis pope is a pre physical therapy major from Maryland. In high school Pope was on the honors council and SGA secretary. On campus he is apart of metro aggies. His platform is P.O.P.E. P.O.P.E stands for promoting outreach and positive expression. His main focus is to keep service hours alive. Pope feels as if his determination makes him stand out from other candidates. However, he does not yet have set community service programs or projects in mind. Besides wanting to put trash around the community. If selected for Mr. Sophomore the first thing he would want to do is get to know other people on the royal court. When he graduates he wants to do physical therapy.

Quentin Angelero’:
Quentin Angelero’ is a sports medicine major from Reedville NC. Though he has no experience with SGA he hopes this experience will break him out of his shyness. On campus he works with Verge Modeling Troop and volunteers with black child development of Greensboro. His platform is F.A.I.T.H never fails. F.A.I.T.H stands for future achieve inspire teach and help. He would like his community service to create a group to inspire young men to help other incoming freshman. If elected for Mr. Sophomore he would like to reach out to the class of 2017 to get a jump start on his community service program,. In the future he will like to use his degree to work in sports medicine.

Sophomore Class King
Reported by Sateria Giles

Robert C. Hall
Mr. Robert C Hall is an Industrial and Systems Engineering Major hailing from Greensboro, North Carolina. As a freshman, Hall has encouraged himself to run for the 2014-2015 SGA elections with hopes of being crowned Sophomore Class King. Hall’s said that his biggest inspiration for running in this election is his desires to self-innovate. He says that he is constantly seeking new ways to test his limits. He says that his fellow freshman class does not have the proper leadership and support who can represent the entire body. Robert aspires to become that lead supporter not only for himself, but also for his peers. Robert is involved in multiple on campus clubs and organizations such as the Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Honors Society, NCAT Institute of Industrial Engineers and VERGE Modeling Troupe. His motto for the election is “Raised by its history, embodied with its culture, I am an Aggie.” Robert aims to put a larger focus on where we’ve come from so that we have guidance for the future. When asked what makes him stand out from any of the other candidates, he said the other candidates are similar, and don’t think outside of the box. He says that he consistently strives to step out of the box in this campaign, and that every other candidate produces the same concepts over and over again. Robert says that if this election does not go as planned, he will be disappointed, but at least proud that he could mix up the “trends” that we tend to observe in our elections.

Reported by Sateria Giles

Jordan Greene

Mr. Jordan Greene is an Accounting major from Raleigh, North Carolina. Running for Sophomore Class President, Jordan’s biggest inspiration to run in the election came from his passion to help his fellow Aggies by wanting to be a great servant to the HBCU he calls “home.” Jordan was crowned North Carolina A&T State University Class President during the 2013-2014 school year. He was also the 2013-2014 Residential Hall Council Treasurer. Jordan’s platform is “Leadership. Service. Excellence.” He said that his motto fits perfectly to what the sophomore class needs, and will achieve if he is elected. Jordan said that his will power, charisma, intelligence, and love for his peers are qualities he possesses in his leadership. He says that service allows us to provide and give back to our illustrious community, and he makes sure that it is executed. When asks what makes him stand out from any of the other candidates, he said that during his past experience as being Freshman Class President,  he has already learned what mistakes not to make, as well as what areas to improve on. His ambitious drive and determination he intakes as an individual will exemplify that he is able to make his fellow peers the cream of the crop.

Reported by Arial Coxe
A’marah Hawkins
SGA Election Sophmore class Secretary

The sophomore class candidate list for secretary was very short. It consisted of one candidate named A’marah Hawkins. After making an effort to find this candidate via aggie gmail I was not able to locate them and get an interview. There are many questions that need to be answered by Hawkins. The sophomore class needs to be informed about who the secretary will be and what their platform consist of. Hawkins is the only candidate and will hopefully fulfill all secretary duties while on SGA. Although secretary may not be a bigger role than President or Vice President it is important as well. It is possible that Hawkins will fill the study body in on his or her qualifications, why they want to run and ways in which they would like to serve as the sophomore class secretary.