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Amanda Ellis, Fayetteville

June 9, 2010

Amanda Ellis, Fayetteville

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Amanda Ellis, daughter of Lyda Ellis was raised in Raeford, North Carolina. During her time at Hoke County High School, Amanda participated in National Honor Society , the Beta Club, Ladies of Total Image and the Hoke County High School Marching Bucks Band.

Amanda is now in her junior year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she always displays her Tarheel pride through her work with the UNC-Chapel Hill branch of the NAACP. At UNC-Chapel Hill, Amanda double majors in philosophy and religious studies with special interest towards metaphysics and contemporary Islamic culture. After graduating in 2012, she plans to join the Peace Corps as a community developer.


An-Que’ “Nicole” Cunnigan, Fayetteville

June 9, 2010

An-Que’ “Nicole” Cunnigan, Fayetteville

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An-Que’ Cunnigan, daughter of Bridgette Cunnigan and Jerome Boyd Jr., was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. In Las Vegas she attended Palo Verde High School, where she participated in many organizations such as the Debate Club, Varsity Cheerleading, and Student Government Association.

An-Que’ decided to further her education by attending Winston-Salem State University where she represents “Ram Love”, wherever she’s present. An-Que’ is a Political Science major and a senior this year that will be graduating December 17, 2010. She was very active in college being in clubs such as Political Science Club, Pre-Law Society, and Model United Nations Club where she always challenged her colleagues to push for civic justice.

She aspires to obtain her masters in Information Systems and become an Intelligence Officer for the FBI.


Fayetteville’s Got it Going ON!!!!!

June 16, 2009

Hey Everyone,

It’s a week and a half into the internship and over here with the Fayetteville team, things have been going great…well now it is!  For the first two days we didn’t have any air or any Internet, which left us hot and without any access to the outside world.  Every time we needed to look up something instead of Googling,we had to go to the phone book and the encyclopedia.   To keep cool we brought ice cream and Popsicles but they ended up on my forehead rather than me eating them!

After a couple of days we finally got some air and we were able to Google (lol), and consequently the door opened for us, giving us the go ahead with the implementation of our Master Plan (wouldn’t you all like to know what that is???).  We soon began preparing for our first speaking engagement and radio appearance.  I knew that both would be a nerve racking experience but I was ready to see how Jackie and I worked under pressure and in front of an audience. We arrived at the radio station early that morning at I had my radio voice ready for the world to hear!  We debuted at WIDU during the Wake Up morning show.  We were there to talk about Instant Runoff Voting but ended up discussing an array of topics including VOE as well.  With us on the show was Fayetteville’s NAACP President James Buxton and Representative Elmer Floyd so we got to rub elbows with influential people in the community.  The show was great and we are lined up to make even more appearances at the radio station in the weeks to come!

Later on that day at our first official speaking engagement, we spoke to the Hoke County Civic Group ending up  by doing a fabulous job (not a surprise)!!!!  We got great feedback from them and many people signed up for Lobby Day as well as wanting to take action.  The following day we had a meeting with Terry Robertson, the Director of the Board of Elections in a one on one meeting discussing the day to day operations of the board and problems that she sometimes faces as director.  She was very well receptive to us, gave us great information to take home and asked us to come back at anytime!  That day was another double hitter with us attending the school board meeting where they announced the new superintendent of Cumberland County.  We got listen to the citizens issues with education at the open forum and listen to the tremendous cuts that education has taken with the times.

WOW! Now that I have wrote that I realize we have been doing alot!  As you can see the Fayetteville team has got it going on!!!!

Until Next Time,