Tuesday, May 05, 2009
SC State University Honors Program scholar Deon T. Tedder has been selected for a summer internship in the office of U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA).
Tedder, a freshman political science/pre-law major from Durham, N.C., will be assigned to work in one of Senator Kennedy’s offices, to include his personal office, Health Policy, Education Policy or Labor Policy offices. Tedder will also have opportunities through his summer internship to gain more in-depth knowledge of the Senate and the U.S. Capitol by way of Congressional Research seminars, issue briefings, hearings and meetings.
“I applied for this internship in the area of politics and law so I can apprentice under U.S. Congressional figures, become more educated in political science, hone my leadership skills and acquire an awareness of the policies and concerns of our nation,” Tedder said.
“Additionally, I wish to gain more knowledge and enhance my skills in the area of law, so I can become a successful lawyer and future politician,” he said.
In addition to Tedder’s acceptance into the University’s Honors Program, he graduated in the top 10% of his high school class out of 394 students, earning him a full, academic General University Scholarship to SC State as an incoming freshman.
He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, and a Freshman Class Senator in the University’s Student Government Association (SGA). During the spring 2009 Honors and Awards Convocation, Tedder received a silver Presidential Medallion for academic excellence in maintaining a 3.5 or higher grade point average. In April 2009, Tedder won the coveted title of Mr. Honors for 2009-2010 during a pageant held on campus.