DUE WEST, S.C. (courtesy erskine.edu) — Five Erskine College students attended this year’s fall session of the South Carolina Student Legislature Oct. 19-21. “It was a wonderful experience,” says sophomore Annaleah Gilreath of Aynor, S.C., a member of the Erskine delegation.
Traveling to Columbia, S.C., along with Gilreath were sophomore Katherine Andersen of Grayson, Ga.; senior Tome Filkov of Buffalo, N.Y.; senior Andrew Gaines of Honea Path, S.C.; and senior Derek Gill of Spring, Texas.
Three of the five delegates presented bills at the session. Andersen’s bill proposed capping the cost of degrees at public colleges and universities; Gill’s bill would require that those receiving unemployment benefits pass a drug test in order to collect them; and Gilreath’s bill would raise the minimum age for entering into a valid marriage.
Filkov served as president pro tempore throughout the session, and Gilreath was selected and presided as chief justice for the Moot SC Supreme Court case.