Crocker, Eckenrod shine at Student Congress


Haley Campbell

Abi Eckenrod and Andrew Crocker earned honors at the recent Student Congress meet.

Caroline Nagle, Social Media Editor

The third time was a charm.

Andrew Crocker and Abi Eckenrod both earned recognition as outstanding presenters at the first meet of the season for the Student Congress team.

Due to weather, the meet was originally rescheduled for Wednesday, January 27, but the opposing team could not show up. It was rescheduled for a second time last night. 

Student congress is a speaking competition where students get together with other schools to propose bills in the same way it would be done in the actual halls of government. Students have to research and write speeches on that bill. They then get to choose if they want to be on the pro side or the con side of the bill and perform their speech for other students to decide who is the best speaker. 

Team members  Eckenrod, Crocker, and Emma Corrado.

In all of the members’ first meet, Crocker earned superior speaker, which amounts to a second-place finish, while Eckenrod was a merit speaker, which is like finishing in third place.

Coach Kathy Taylor was happy with her kids’ performance.

“It was really the first time for each … but both spoke well on the bills they prepared,” she said.