Student Federation President and junior Natalie Meckel swore in the new members of the federation, as well as freshman Braden VanDyke as the new Sergeant-at-Arms.
VanDyke previously worked for student government in high school as the student body president.
“I believe in the mission of both the Student Federation and Hillsdale College and the way that they work in cohesion together,” VanDyke said. “I believe that the work that the Student Federation does is good and its cause is noble.”
Independent-at-large and freshman Isabella Redjai felt that VanDyke fit the position in more ways than one.
“He seemed passionate, and, looking at his bio, he had a lot of experience,” Redjai said. “He also seemed like someone who would serve in Student Fed in the future, so having him serve as the sergeant-at-arms would be an investment as well.”
The sergeant-in-arms works as an assistant to the secretary of the federation.
The federation spent the rest of the evening assigning different federation members to the normal committees of the federation such as the finance committee, rules committee, and the campus improvement committee.