JACKSON, Tenn. – Nov. 21, 2013 – Logan Brasher, a senior music education major at Union University from Adamsville, Tenn., was elected speaker of the House during the 44th General Assembly of the Tennessee Intercollege State Legislature Nov. 14-17 at the State Capitol in Nashville.
TISL is a statewide organization formed in 1966 to give college students a voice in state government. The nonpartisan organization convenes a General Assembly each year, held in the Tennessee General Assembly’s chambers, for students to introduce debate and vote on legislation about state issues.
Brasher will serve as the House speaker during next year’s TISL General Assembly. In addition, Union senior Colby Benefield was one of 10 legislators to receive a Carlisle Award, TISL’s oldest and most prestigious award. Junior Morgan Kroeger was appointed as chief clerk of the Senate for next year.
Senior Brooks Brasfield worked as chairman of this year’s election commission, and junior Jenaye White was chief clerk of the House.
White, Caleb Valentine and Michael Adkisson provided leadership for this year’s Union delegation.
For the first time, Union’s team in the Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge advanced to the finals. In the competition, teams prepare legal briefs and argue cases before the TISL Supreme Court. Union had never made it to the semifinals before this year.
“Overall, I was really happy with the way we performed,” White said. “We had a great time and learned a lot, and that’s what’s important.”