FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College hosted its 30th annual Model Senate Feb. 24-26 on the BSC campus. The event is a “political science laboratory” that provides high school students with a unique and fun learning experience in government.
Nearly 100 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors transformed themselves into politicians during the three-day workshop. Students selected to participate in Model Senate have at least a B average and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.
An awards ceremony took place at the conclusion of the workshop when one $2,500 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships were awarded. Additionally, five students were bestowed awards for outstanding participation.
Recipients' names and high schools are listed below:
$2,500 Scholarship : James Randolph from Jacksonville High School
$1,000 Scholarship : Evan Jones from F.W. Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Fla.
$1,000 Scholarship : Stephen Morrow from Trinity Presbyterian High School in Montgomery
Other Awards :
Best Orator : Caroline Dale from Homewood High School in Homewood
Most Outstanding Delegate : Hannah Joiner from Lexington High School in Lexington
Gail Morris Leadership Award : Brent Douglas from Shelby County High School in Wilsonville
Most Influential : Ryan Sprinkle from Hubbertville High School in Fayette.
Best Portrayal of a Senator : Chase Bradstreet from Hoover High School in Hoover