MaGee, O’Neal picked to lead Freshman Class

FoJulia O’neal of Ruston has been elected to be Miss Freshman and Alec Obrian Magee is now Freshman Class president for the 2007-2008 school year.Campaigning was held the week of Sept. 10. The winners both used one-on-one conversation with students as the foundation for their campaigns. In addition to talking with students, Magee gave out t-shirts, pencils, notebooks and bottled water. O’Neal also gave out T-shirts and candy.

“I knew a lot of people from this summer,” said Magee who attended the second Summer Session. He who also works in the campus bookstore.

Magee’s platform was G-Man with a Plan for Tigerland. He hopes to bring a mentoring program to the campus for the Freshman Class. The program would involve freshmen spending time with elementary age children and bringing them to the GSU campus to visit with the choir, dance team and other organizations.

In high school Magee was active in Junior ROTC, choir, football, track, band, Young Americans, and his church. The vocal music performance, music education major plans on running for sophomore class president in the spring. “I hope to be recognized as good leader,” said Magee.

O’Neal is busy preparing for Coronation which will be held Friday but in time, wants to fulfill her platform titled Time is Money by inviting a speaker to conduct a seminar on money management for students.

Before coming to GSU, O’Neal was the core commander of Junior ROTC her senior year. She was also involved in student council and a member of her high school’s Homecoming court. O’Neal, a biology major aspires to be a physical therapist. “I just hope to have a good time and meet different people,” O’Neal said.