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SGA Announces Election Night Results

14 student wards were announced Tuesday, Sept. 26 just past noon
Bea Bourland
Ashlin Tryczak, SGA’s treasurer, welcomed guests to SGA’s Election Night in the ballroom, where Chicken Express was served, games were played, and votes were cast.

USAO’s Student Government Association (SGA), hosted its Election Night in the ballroom Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.. The event put the nail in the coffin in deciding which candidates would be chosen to represent ten different categories, ranging from freshman ward to Student Activities Board (SAB) chair.


Before the election results were announced, a candidate from every available section was interviewed:

“I am so happy to be a part of SGA, whether or not I get elected. I’ve gotten so much support, and it makes me so happy to see everyone get involved,” Jenna Hamburger, Freshman Ward candidate, said.

“I really hope that everybody has a great time tonight, and no matter who wins or loses, I hope everyone stays involved,” Natasha Fryhover, Sophomore Ward candidate, said.

“I hope greatly to win this wonderful election with these wonderful people, and work alongside these people for my second year,” Luke Cantrell, Junior Ward candidate, said.

“Even if I don’t win, I’m still glad to have ran, and I’m happy for everyone who wins,” Kiersten Furuya, Education and Speech Pathology Ward candidate, said.

“I don’t care if I win or not, as long as I can get at least one person to vote for me,” Luka Messick, Science and Physical Education Ward candidate, said.

“I couldn’t care less about how the election turns out in the long run, because if you want to get involved then you can even if you aren’t elected,” Harry Cracknell, Humanities and IDS Ward candidate, said.

“I’m feeling super excited, I’ve gotten to talk to a lot of visual and performing arts students and I’m excited to represent them well,” Mason Alldredge, Visual and Performing Arts Ward candidate, said.

“I’m glad to be able to run,” Jessica Cobbs, SAB Chair candidate, said.

At Election Night, SGA had games such as Friendly Feud, that was put together by the SGA executive board. The energy was high as people fought to win the games. By the door, there was a booth set up for voters to vote in person after speaking to the candidates and the executive board.

“Student Government Association is the governing body on campus, so if you want change made you come to us. We elect senators to represent our different students and write legislation to make change happen. That’s what tonight is all about,” Savannah Alldredge, SGA’s parliamentarian, said.


The results of the election are as follows, and were announced Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 12:10 p.m.

Freshman Wards: Tamiah Stocks and Jenna Hamburger

Sophomore Wards: Natasha Fryhover and David Orgas

Junior Wards: Luke Cantrell and Shay Daron

Senior Wards: Adelina Flores and Halli Humphrey

SAB Chair: Jessica Cobbs

IDS and Humanities Ward: Harry Cracknell

Science and Physical Education Ward: Trinity Albao-Cozad

Social Science and Business Ward: Bella Wilson

Education and Speech language Pathology Ward: Brooke Phillips

Visual and Performing Arts Ward: Mason Alldredge


Bea Bourland is a second-year biology and environmental science major at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

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Bea Bourland
Bea Bourland, Contributing Writer
Bea is a second-year environmental science and biology major at USAO. Hailing from Mustang, she enjoys a diverse list of things including writing, hiking, and playing games. Along with The Trend, Bea is a part of Students for a Progressive Society and the Garden Club. When not working on class work, you can catch her outside in nature somewhere or napping anywhere she can.   Experience with The Trend: Contributing Writer: Aug. 2022 - present