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ORU Continues Streak at Mock Government Competition

mock governmentFor the seventh consecutive session, Oral Roberts University's delegation at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (O.I.L) won Overall Best Delegation along with many other awards.

O.I.L. is a student-run mock government that replicates all three branches of the state government of Oklahoma and provides students from higher education institutions across the state an opportunity to write, debate, and pass legislation about issues they believe are important. Besides the mock legislature, O.I.L. also contains a mock executive branch, moot court, and a newly formed press corps. O.I.L. provides practical experience in cooperation, leadership, and respect which will prove invaluable later in life, whether pursuing politics or not.

To participate in O.I.L, ORU students traveled to the Oklahoma capitol, located in Oklahoma City, for a weekend to participate in mock government held for college students across the state. This event took place from November 3 to the 7.

"This session there was some tough competition, but we were able to pull off a solid victory, again," said sophomore Kai Good. "We had amazing delegates, and they should all be very proud of the work they have done."

Along with winning Overall Best Delegation; ORU won Best Senate Delegation and Best House Legislation. Students who won individual awards were Luke Grcich, first place Best Senate Delegate; Jana Ruthven, third place Best Senate Delegate; Joe Ninowski, second place Best Senate Freshman; Luke Paulson, third place Best Senate; Kai Good, first place Best House Legislation and third place in journalism; Colton Barnaby, first place Best House Legislation; Josh Wagoner, second place Best House Legislation and third place Best House Freshman; Sarah Sandford, first place Best House Freshman; and Jordan Hufford, third place in court competition.