Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:58am

Congratulations to the Believe ticket, elected to the executive branch of the Student Government Association for the 2018-2019 academic year:

The ticket consists of President-elect Ammishaddai Grand-Jean, Vice President-elect Charlene Marsh and Treasurer-elect Destin Mizelle.

This year, 8,006 students voted in the election, representing the largest number of votes in SGA’s history and more than 21 percent of the total student body. The Believe ticket claimed 50.21 percent of the votes cast with the One UGA ticket pulling 42.6 percent. The executive ticket was disregarded by 81 voters.

Ammishaddai Grand-Jean is a third-year student from Jonesboro majoring in political science and economics. Marsh is a third-year international affairs and sociology major from Norcross, and Mizelle is a third-year psychology major from Riverdale.

The Believe ticket’s campaign platform centered around three key issues: improving efficiency to make SGA simpler and more connected to students; cultivating transparency and discussion on issues like diversity, sexual assault and mental health; and fostering a spirit of cooperation to encourage connections among student organizations.

Emphasis added above. It's wonderful to see Franklin students continuing their long tradition of leadership on campus. Self-government requires a tremendous amount of effort, sacrifice and vision, in addition to their coursework and other activities, and these students are gaining invaluable experience as they partcipate in one our most important societal roles. Best wishes with your platform and new initiatives, Believe!

Image: From left: Treasurer-elect Destin Mizelle, President-elect Ammishaddai Grand-Jean and Vice President-elect Charlene Marsh.