“It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity…” said Longwood University student Taylor Hogg, after winning a ticket to the U.S. Vice Presidential debate in a drawing on the night of October 2nd. Taylor was one of 101 students selected at random from a pool of 800 to attend the debate, and expressed how shocked that she was when she heard her name called. “That was actually my name! I actually won a ticket!”.
Although the drawing was originally intended for only 100, Longwood President W . Taylor Reveley IV gave up his spot in the debate hall, offering his ticket to one more lucky student as Reveley and Longwood SGA President Dillon Yonker drew the names while students waited for a performance by pop group MKTO.
Although the Vice Presidential Debate was still two days away, students were already excited for what was to come, with most of them still wearing their Longwood Debate shirts from the time they Volunteered earlier in the day.
Written by: Adam Turner and Shelby Massie