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Juniata Student Democrat Club Receives Statewide Recognition

(Posted April 11, 2011)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. --The Juniata College Democrats, a student club focused on Democratic politics, was named the "Little Chapter That Could" during the Pennsylvania College Democrats statewide convention held April 1-3 at Temple University. Around 60 students from 13 schools attended the convention including several students from Juniata College. Pennsylvania College Democrats is a federation of College Democrats chapters from across Pennsylvania.

The Juniata Democrats received the award after presenting their work this year to the awards committee. Some of their accomplishments included making nearly 7,000 voter contacts in the 2010 general election, hosting candidates on campus, hosting a debate with the College Republicans, and participating in the local adopt-a-highway program.

Joe Day, who is currently the Vice President of College Democrats of America and was a member of the awards committee, added, "It is amazing that your chapter did comparable work to other major chapters like Pennsylvania State University and Temple University despite limited resources."

At the convention Derrick Magnotta, a freshman from Tafton, Pa., was elected as membership director to the executive board of the Pennsylvania College Democrats. The current Juniata College Democrats president, Zach Gordon, of Wilmington, Del., was elected to the state board last year as its Political Affairs Director.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.