UT Martin students attend statewide event
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:00 am
The Messenger 11.18.09
Nine students from the University of Tennessee at Martin joined about 200 of the best and brightest students from around Tennessee to convene for the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature’s 40th General Assembly last week.
UT Martin sent four students as its first team to TISL’s Moot Court Challenge.
UT Martin’s delegation included Allison Jones of South Fulton; Abigail Castleberry of Duck River; Ivie Crutchfield and Candace Dean, both of Martin; John W. Johnson of Mount Juliet; Eli Jones of Bells; Casey McCasland of Savannah; Grant Monroe of Linden; and Christie Rushing of Humboldt.
Students who competed in TISL’s Moot Court Challenge included Brandon Burke of Union City; Daniel Ammon of Arlington; and Bryan Panovec and Jon K. Stewart, both of Memphis.
TISL, operated by an alumni board of directors and an elected student executive council, conducted student legislature elections and debate and voted on bills that could affect the future of Tennessee.
The top bills that were passed by the student legislature will be sent to the Tennessee State Legislature for consideration.
Tennessee’s seat belt law originated as a TISL bill.
Alumni of this collegiate mock legislative program include Secretary of State Tre Hargett; State Treasurer David Lillard; current state senators Mike Faulk, Doug Overbey, Roy Herron and Russell Humphrey; current representatives Mike Kernell and Ron Lollar; and several judges and business leaders from across the state.
Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature’s 40th General Assembly, University of Tennessee at Martin