Belmont student volunteers prepare for presidential debate

Posted at 10:57 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 23:57:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Dozens of Belmont University students will get a front-row seat to history on Thursday night, as they volunteer to help with the presidential debate, which will be held on the school's campus.

"Definitely excitement," Belmont Junior Mark Boyles said when asked what he felt. "This is just like a once in a lifetime opportunity!"

"I am serving in the debate hall as an usher, getting people to their seats, make sure they know where they're going so everything goes smoothly," Boyles said. "I'm proud to be doing something to help my country, my community and my school."

This is the second time Belmont has hosted a presidential debate. in 2008, student volunteers told NewsChannel 5 they were excited to get the chance to see prominent national journalists, like Tom Brokaw and Anderson Cooper.

The debate will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday night at Belmont University's Curb Event Center.


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