UAFS Students “Taco ‘Bout the Debt”

Andrew Haught and James BaturaUniversity of Arkansas – Fort Smith students competing in a nationwide competition spread awareness about the national debt by urging students to “Taco ‘Bout the Debt” around campus.


The UAFS Up to Us team drove a golf cart decorated as a “taco truck” around campus, handing out tacos to students while discussing the national debt. Students receiving tacos were also urged to sign the group’s pledge stating they were now aware of the national debt, which will be sent to Congressman Womack. Up to Us team members include:


Alma: James Batura.


Booneville: Kayley Corley.


Greenwood: Andrew Pearcy.


Siloam Springs: Andrew Haught.


Sherman, Texas: Jacob Hollomon.


Up to Us is nationwide campus competition that empowers students to educate their peers on the national debt. Universities across the nation are participating in the competition, which tasks teams with creating campaigns to raise awareness on the debt and its impact.


A diverse panel will assess campus campaigns based on criteria such as community engagement and social media reach. The winning team will receive a $10,000 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to the 2016 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University, where they will be publicly recognized by former President Bill Clinton. For more information, visit


Last year, the UAFS Up to Us team placed 15th and was granted the opportunity to visit the Clinton Global Institute at the University of Miami.


Amy Fairbanks, University Relations Coordinator
Date Posted: 
Friday, October 23, 2015
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