SGA announces 2019 Homecoming Court

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SGA announces 2019 Homecoming Court

Madison McLean | @MadisonMcLean3, Contributing Writer

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The Student Government Association (SGA) released Homecoming election results one hour after voting closed on Tuesday night.

There were a total of 10,352 votes cast, which is 27% of the UA population.

The 2019 Homecoming Court:

Bryan Covington – Sponsored by the Blount Student Organization

Chloe Maize – Sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Olivia Rush – Sponsored by the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority

E’talia Shakir – Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Taylor Roberson – Sponsored by First Fellows

The results for Homecoming Queen will be announced Friday, Oct. 25.

As well as elections for homecoming court, elections for the graduate and law school Senate seats were up for voting. Sarah Kimball Stephenson, a member of Tri Delta Sorority who previously served on the SGA environmental affairs cabinet, will take the graduate school seat. Allison Koszyk, a 1L law student with a master’s in hospitality management, will take the law school seat. Both candidates ran unopposed. 

Both amendments up for voting were approved. Article X, Section 2, part C of the SGA Constitution requires any changes to the Constitution to be up for public vote, either in the fall Homecoming election or the spring presidential election. 

SGA Constitutional Amendment C-07-19 is to update the election eligibility requirements for graduate school senate candidates. This amendment was approved with 86% of the vote.

SGA Constitutional Amendment C-08-19 is to change the pay scale process for the following year’s SGA. This amendment was approved with 74% of the vote.

“The SGA enjoys celebrating homecoming alongside the student body and is thankful for the work of the University’s homecoming committee,” SGA press secretary Jackson Fuentes said in a statement. “Every year, we are reminded of how the campus works together to provide a successful homecoming experience for all students.” 

The official results will not be posted until after the announcement of Homecoming Queen on Friday, Oct. 25 on vote.ua.edu.