]Auburn senior Messiah Williams-Cole is the new mayor of Camp Hill, Ala., after defeating incumbent Ezell Woodyard-Smith in an Oct. 6, 2020 runoff election. The interdisciplinary studies major won by a margin of 259-156 in the small town located roughly 30 miles northwest of Auburn.

The 21-year-old, who is set to graduate in May 2021, celebrated the big victory with family and friends. “More than anything, I’m excited,” Williams-Cole said. “Just knowing I have the position I have and the chance to have input in my town, it’s overwhelming in a sense.”