Rep. Victor Gaston recently posted to the public (reprinted here with permission, "I have a fascinating person that I want you to meet--Sahilee Waitman--the SGA President at the University of South Alabama.
"She is the recipient of the annual Gaston Textbook Scholarship award. This is a scholarship that Jean and I established a number of years ago. This was something that was very special to my Jean."
A little more about Sahilee: She was born in Antwerp, Belgium and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her father, a South Alabama basketball player in the 80's, was a professional basketball player in Europe.
Sahilee is fluent in Dutch, English and Swinamese (her mother was a native of Suriname.) She elected to attend the University of South Alabama in honor of her father who passed away when she was 16. Congratulations, Sahilee .
Sahilee Tyrah Waitman is pictured with Nick Lawkis, Director of Governmental Relations at USA, and Al. Rep. Victor Gaston