Grambling State student elections took place through the week of April 11-15, and there were historic results.
The candidates participated in events throughout the week to promote their platforms and garner support from their classmates. Voting opened during the Queen’s Showcase, which was held at 6 p.m. April 11. Voting was open for undergraduate students until 11 a.m. April 15.
Alexa Johnson was elected President of the Student Government Association, becoming the first woman president since 2007.
“I’m really proud of her, I tell her every day. It’s been a long time since we had a female President, I’m glad we could have that change in the Grambling community,” said Sophomore Class Senator Elect Alina Lewis about Johnson’s election.
Madison Johnson was elected the 70th Miss Grambling State University, and her royal court was also selected. Members of the royal court include Miss Sophomore Sha’Cyla Allen, Miss Junior Arianna Slack, and Miss Senior Morgan Reece.
“She’s the sweetest person I know. She’s been very involved since I came in as a freshman and I feel that she’ll be good in that leadership role,” said Sophomore Class Associate Justice Elect Gregory Taylor regarding Johnson becoming the SGA President.
Other SGA officers were elected, and class officers were also elected during campaign week. Class positions include Associate Justice, Secretary/Treasurer, Senator, Vice President, and President.
Candidates for all positions were introduced at the Queen’s Showcase and were given the opportunity to speak briefly about their platform. Candidates got to participate in a parade through campus, open campaigning on social media, and a campaign booster held outside Favrot Student Union Bookstore.