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Bethel Students Attend TISL General Assembly

12/14/2009
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Four Bethel University students recently represented Bethel at a Mock General Assembly conducted by the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL). Representing Bethel were Brittany Presson of Hendersonville, Sasha Roark of Henning, Oscar Starks of Jackson, and Jordan Donegan of Antioch.
     At the assembly students had the opportunity to write a bill and then go to General Assembly to defend their bills just as a legislator would.
     “Our students did very well,” said Heather Stone, career development counselor at Bethel. “One of our students’ bills passed through both the House and the Senate. This is a big deal. Those who pass both are typically reviewed for possibilities of being proposed as actual bills when the next session begins in January 2010.”
     Stone said schools from across the state sent delegates.
     The Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature is a forum for the top echelon of campus leaders and political science students to exchange ideas and express their opinions on state, federal and local issues. TISL's General Assembly, which first convened in 1966, meets in the legislative chambers of the State Capitol each November.