Riverland Student Running For President Of State Group

Published April 09, 2019.  Written by ABC 6 News

An Austin student is hoping to become president of a group that represents college students across Minnesota, and he's focusing on an issue that's being felt in places you might not think.

Oballa Oballa"Some students have to miss class because their stomachs are empty," Oballa Oballa said. “I myself, I am hungry and I'm going to college."

Riverland Community College student Oballa Oballa is running for the top spot of LeadMN, which represents 180-thousand two-year college students around the state. His platform is "hunger" on campus.

"The choice between food or a textbook is always to buy a textbook and then you have to go to class hungry because you don't want to miss that class," Oballa Oballa said.

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