Twelve students elected as SGA senators

Bowling Green freshman Keyana Boka celebrates after learning she was elected as a freshman student senator. Students gathered early Thursday morning in the Downing University Center to hear the results. TIM HARRIS/HERALD

Mike Stunson

Diego Leal Ambriz flashed an electrifying smile as he heard his name called as one of the new Student Government Association senators early Thursday morning.

“I am very happy to have this opportunity to help my fellow students,” Ambriz said. “I have great ideas to bring to the Senate and I hope to get the chance to bring them to life.”

Keyana Boka, Natalie Broderick, and Eppiphanie Benton were elected as freshman student senators. They were the only three freshmen who ran for these positions, according to the election results.

Twenty-five students ran for senator at large positions. The following students were elected:


-Eric Smiley

-Liz Heston

-Rachel Calhoun

-Adam Sheridan

-Rachel Wilcox

-Kevin Preston

-Benjamin Wood

-Nick Cottrell

SGA President Colton Jessie said the new members will attend the weekly SGA meetings and are required to attend one committee meeting per week. They will have the chance to bounce around ideas and pass legislation.

847 total voters casted ballots on TopNet for the election, according to the election results.

Jessie said he is excited for the new members’ fresh ideas and thoughts.

“They all seem energized, and from what I’ve heard from them we have a very good group coming in,” Jessie said.