Greensboro native wins UNC-Chapel Hill student presidency


of the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Texas Longhorns during play at Dean Smith Center on December 21, 2011 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A Greensboro native has won election to be student body president at UNC-Chapel Hill, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

The Daily Tar Heel reported that Houston Summers won nearly 65 percent of the vote in this week’s runoff. Runner-up Kathryn Walker got about 35 percent.

Summers is a Northwest Guilford High School graduate. He got the most votes in last week’s general election. But the campus held a runoff election because Summers didn’t get 50 percent of the vote.

Tuesday’s runoff election was extended into Wednesday because of snow and ice. Summers, 27, played minor league baseball before coming to UNC. A junior, he throws the javelin for the UNC track team.

Summers will serve as student body president during the 2015-16 academic year. He’ll succeed Andrew Powell, the current student government leader.

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