April 15, 2016
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Former Southern Torch interns elected 2016-2017 NACC SGA President and NACC SGA Vice President

By Marla Jones


RAINSVILLE, Ala.—A pair of former Southern Torch interns—Samuel L. Hughes from Sylvania and Karah Wilson from Scottsboro will serve in the two highest leadership positions of  the Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Student Government Association (SGA). Hughes was recently elected NACC SGA President and Wilson was elected as NACC SGA Vice President.

Sam Hughes graduated from Sylvania High School. He is currently majoring in Studio Art. He hopes to go to Auburn University and double major in Studio Art and Entrepreneurship. With his degree, he wants to pursue a business idea to help individuals save money.

“I joined the SGA because I’m really interested in improving Northeast for students and I want to get the most out of my education. I have grown so much as a student and as a leader through the SGA and other organizations on campus.” Sam said, “ I’m so excited to work with Karah and all of the new officers, I knew I wanted Karah to be my VP from the start. She is always on top of everything and she will definitely get things done.”

The reason Sam ran for President is because “Northeast has done a lot for me, and I want to do a lot for it. I have a few ideas that might help organizations work better together on campus and I want it to be easier for students to get involved in organizations on campus.” Sam said “I love Northeast. Before I started, I was scared I wouldn’t like it, but I have made such great friends on campus, the teachers are so amazing, and it has afforded me tons of opportunities to grow.”  Sam Hughes is a Visual Art Scholarship recipient and is President of the Spectrum Art Association, an SGA Freshman Representative, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Sigma Kappa Delta, Mu Alpha Theta, Baptist Campus Ministries, and NACC Rotaract.

Karah Wilson is from Scottsboro. She is currently majoring in Communications. She hopes to go to Jacksonville State University to continue her education in Communications. With her degree, she hopes to become an investigative journalist or a publicist.

“I was initially not voted in as a freshman representative for SGA. By fate, there was a student that dropped out of the association and I was next in line,” Wilson said. “I feel like I was supposed to be in the organization. I have made so many new friends through it and I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to call my friends. I am so sad that the sophomore representatives and the officers are leaving this year, but I am ready to take on my role as Vice President.”

Wilson hopes to achieve a lot with her new role in the organization. “I couldn’t ask for anyone better to be next year’s President. Sam has had a lot of fresh, new ideas to get the organization more involved with the students and I am ready to see them implemented. I hope that we will be a dynamic duo in getting the student body to become closer with each other,” Wilson said. “The great thing about college is there are no cliques, so it is amazing to see different types of people come together through events like Spring Fling and become friends.” Wilson is also affiliated with the yearbook at Northeast, having a full tuition scholarship. She also helps out with various clubs across campus and being a SGA freshman representative this year. Wilson has previously been a member of NACC’s Baptist Campus Ministry and Rotaract Club.

SGA officers for 2016-2017 are as listed: President, Sam Hughes; Vice President, Karah Wilson; Secretary, Katie Poe; Treasurer, Andrea Melchiorre; Historian, Briana Rhoades-White.

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