The GSU Student Government Association hosted an Independence Day barbecue on July 4 in the quad. The event was an opportunity for fun, sun, music and second servings of JJ’s Cajun Kitchen grub with community members.
While summer session students, friends and faculty attended, so did about 25 high school students in the High Ability program.
High Ability is a five-week campus program that affords students an opportunity to receive six college credit hours in English, mathematics and vocal music.
The feel-good get-together fulfilled its purpose.
“The event was good. I think there should have been some other activities though, like summer activities,” said Justin Anderson, a senior mass communication major from Arcadia.
Anderson, who also worked with the High Ability program as a resident assistant, suggested a sack race as an alternate activity.
“I think it was a great idea for the SGA to provide such an event so that students could enjoy their Fourth of July without their families,” said Brandi Gray, a senior business management major from Quitman.
“They had a chance to socialize and interact with their peers and enjoy good food,” Gray added.
“This event was wonderful, especially for the out-of-state students and incoming freshmen who had no place to go and enjoy the holiday .
“It made me less homesick,” said Arsenio Wilborn, SGA secretary and a senior psychology major from Long Beach, Calif.
Upcoming SGA events include the Freshman Election interest meeting in the Black & Gold Room at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and the Freshman Election Nomination Convention on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Black & Gold Room.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1 is Freshman Election Week. The following week, the SGA will host a Leadership Institute on Sept. 9.