NWF State College Student Government Association attends statewide leadership conference

Staff Writer
Walton Sun
Northwest Florida State College Student Government Association members attending the Florida College System Student Government Association Leadership Conference in Orlando are (front, from left) Angela Roy, Sally Yang, Alijah Veneszee, Stefan Makarov and (back, from left) Drew Hannah, Zach Zedicher, Eddell Molina, Rachel Gilroy, Sean Giovanneillo, Jessica Kim, Kirsten Dawson and Raymond Bolen.

Northwest Florida State College Student Government Association officers and senators, accompanied by advisor Aimee Watts, participated in the Florida College System Student Government Association Leadership Conference Sept. 24-27 in Orlando.

SGA members attending were Rachel Gilroy (president) of Freeport; Jessica Kim (vice president) of Niceville; Raymond Bolen (president pro tempore) of DeFuniak Springs; Angela Roy (community service coordinator) of Destin; Sally Yang (sergeant at arms) of Crestview; Alijah Veneszee (senator) of Fort Walton Beach; Drew Hannah (senator) of Navarre; Stefan Makarov, Kirsten Dawson and Zach Zedicher (senators) of Niceville; and Sean Giovanneillo and Eddell Molina (senators) of Crestview.

During the four-day conference, students and advisors from across Florida attended workshops on leadership, communication and legislative issues. NWF State College also participated in a community service project in downtown Orlando at the Salvation Army, helping sort school supplies and cleaning a housing area.

Three NWF State College students were elected to serve on the district level: Rachel Gilroy as secretary, Sean Giovanneillo as jurisprudence, and Sally Yang as service learning chair. In addition, Watts took over as the FCSSGA state advisor.

FCSSGA represents the nearly 1 million students enrolled in the Florida College System’s 28 colleges. The organization promotes legislative advocacy and training, leadership development, service learning, promotion of campus activities, and strong citizenship.