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Hendrix Group Wins 2010 Student Congress

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CONWAY, Ark. (November 3, 2010) — The Hendrix College Student Congress Delegation won Best Delegation at the 2010 Student Congress in Little Rock. The contest was sponsored by the Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association.

Armeen Neshat, a sophomore from Jonesboro, won the Marguerite Metcalf Award for Parliamentary Procedure. Alex Schroller, a senior from Bellaire, Texas, was elected party leader for a second year in a row. Derek Cash, a senior from Vilonia, and Kyle Bradbury, a senior from Hot Springs, were nominated from their party to run for Senate President and Senate Clerk. Cash and Takayla Ames, a senior from Cave Springs, were co-presidents of the delegation.

“All members of the delegation won numerous awards of excellence and superior in committee, caucus work, parliamentary procedure, and floor debate,” said Mary M. Richardson, Instructor of Speech Communication in the College’s Theatre Arts and Dance Department. “Although it was a rocky road at times, the delegation persevered through committee sessions to get all of their bills out of committee.”

“All of the delegation competed with integrity,” she added.

Hendrix has sent delegations to the Student Congress for 32 years.

Other Hendrix student participants in the 2010 Congress were Christopher Weaver, a senior from Fort Smith; Paul Depre, a sophomore from Oak Lawn, Ill.; McKenzie Keller, a sophomore from Rogers; Jacob Porter, a sophomore from Austin, Texas; and Blake Tierney, a freshman from Sherwood.

Hendrix, founded in 1876, is a selective, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing experiential learning in a demanding yet supportive environment. The college is featured in the 2010 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 371 colleges, was identified as the nation’s top “Up and Coming” liberal arts college for 2011 by U.S. News and World Report, and is ranked among 45 “Best Buy” colleges by the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit