BJU Named “Best Mid-Sized Delegation” at South Carolina Student Legislature

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 27, 2014) – The Bob Jones University delegation to the South Carolina Student Legislature (SCSL) was named “Best Mid-Sized Delegation” during the fall SCSL session held at the South Carolina State House Oct. 22-24.

The delegation, chaired by senior Ashley Archibald of Severna Park, Maryland, is comprised of Briley Hughes of Greenwood, Indiana, Ben Nicholas of Mauldin, Matt Thomas of Greenville, Kristen Ince of Simpsonville, Billy Kauffman of Ocala, Florida, Matt Ledbetter of Greenville, Nikki Arnold of Brook, Indiana, Will Peek of Greenville, Margaret Stegall of Greenville and Elliott Kelley of Easley.

Matt Thomas, BJU senior and outgoing governor of SCSL, was awarded SCSL’s highest award, The Carlisle Award, named in honor of SCSL’s founder, Dr. Douglas Carlisle.

Ashley Archibald, delegation chair, was awarded the Chad M. Beatty Award, which is given to the best graduating senior non-officer member of SCSL.

Other BJU students receiving awards included senior Ben Nicholas being named “Best Representative” and junior Kristen Ince was honored with the “Best Legislation” Award and elected as President Pro Tempore of the SCSL Senate.

Other South Carolina colleges and universities, in addition to Bob Jones University, participating in the recent fall session included Charleston Southern University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Erskine College, Francis Marion University, Lander University, North Greenville University and The Citadel.