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Meet SWARM '12-'13 Part 2: The Bee's Knees

Posted by Ryan Morgan on August 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Bee's Knees: Aaron Charleston, Jasmine Stewart, and Melanie Waddell

By Tim Allen

Melanie Waddell joined the SWARM Council after volunteering with Brittany Pack from last year’s council. Melanie attends Converse College and is quite the lovely lady. She appreciates theater, psychology, and politics. She brings with her experience as the Day Student Association VP, a Palmetto Players Business Manager, an Assistant Editor of The Conversationalist, a member of Model League, and as a Historian of the Psychology Association. She’s brilliant and sharp. She’s already making great impressions with her council members and planning great things for her campus.

Aaron Charleston is a charismatic man from Benedict College. His smile truly lights up a room. We are very delighted he’s introducing SWARM to Benedict’s College. We applaud Benedict for their efforts to keep their students healthy. With Aaron finishing up his senior year with us, he’s going to leave Benedict a better place. This time next year Aaron hopes to be in medical school. We’re rooting for him, and trust me, we’ll give him some great essay topics to talk about!

Jasmine Stewart is one badass. She’s joined the SWARM Council to continue to improve her community’s sexual health. Jasmine came to us as an officer for Winthrop’s LGBT organization, GLoBAL. She’s wanted to address social inequalities from a new perspective to combat the same old problems with young people’s sexual health. We are also very excited to see what she can do with a video camera especially since the video camera we’ll be putting in her hands is a Canon G10. Give her some time and she’ll be dishing out YouTube blockbusters. Prepare yourself for this quick-draw advocate. She’s gonna rock your world.

See how “The Bee’s Knees” do it:

(And, for the record: Melanie will row circles around turbulent legislators in her kayak. Aaron’s always in a positive mood, cause he spends his free time having fun volunteering. And, when Jasmine’s nowhere to be found volunteering with her LGBT community, it’s because she’s buried under her history books reading through civil rights movements.)

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