FOREST CITY— Bryson Smith, a student at Lenoir-Rhyne University and Garrett White, a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, were recently elected to serve on the 2016-2017 Executive Board of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans (NCFCR).

Smith will serve as the Chairman of the board and White will serve as Recruitment Director.

"The campaigning was the best part of the process," said Smith. "I stayed up almost every night until midnight or 1 a.m. calling College Republicans across the state. I loved getting to speak to them and build a relationship with them that most people are not blessed enough to have."

"The campaign experience is always a blast," said White. "The Smith-Underwood slate has worked tirelessly communicating with College Republicans from across our great state earning their respect and endorsement."

For White, interacting with new people was his favorite part of the process.

"Getting to know students from across the state has been the best experience," said White. "I have made connections with individuals from Appalachian State and Mars Hill to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Connecting with individuals has allowed us to gain a knowledge for the need of conservative principles on our college campuses."

Smith's role as state chair will be to fundraise and be the voice for College Republicans with the North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP).

"I am looking forward to getting to know more of my constituency and help them succeed in their endeavors," said Smith.

White's job as Recruitment Director will be to increase the number of chapters across the state and to increase awareness and enrollment in the established chapters.

"I look forward to helping the NCFCR reach new heights," said White. "I will work to increase chapter strength and work with Bryson (Smith) to fundraise. Our slate of great individuals will work without ceasing to mobilize NCFCR to ensure Republican victories in November."