KC earns “Delegation of Distinction” at annual KYA

Knox Central students earned the top honors of “Delegation of Distinction” during the 2016 Kentucky Youth Assembly held in Louisville November 17-19.

The Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) is a 3-day experiential learning program in which students serve as part of a model state government. KYA offers students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with their peers from around the Commonwealth.

Students Jazmine Blevins and Brooklyn Ledford wrote and presented a bill in the Bluegrass Assemblies.  The first level of the KYA House and Senate, Bluegrass delegates research, write, and debate bills on state policy issues.

Excitement came to the Knox Central delegation when their Commonwealth bill was voted as “Outstanding Bill”.   The second level of the House and Senate – Commonwealth delegates research, write, and debate bills on state policy issues. The number of Commonwealth Bills delegations can sponsor depends on how many Commonwealth delegates they have attending KYA.  Knox Central’s bill was written, debated, and presented by Josh Cole, Shyann Abner, Charles Grey, and Devon Mcvey.

“This is awarded to the single best bill out of all the bills at the entire conference, probably around 100,” explained Julia Kosowsky, faculty advisor for the students.  “This is a huge honor and all four students have been invited to an intensive national leadership week in the summer.

Josh Cole also brought Knox Central recognition for his work on the bill, he was awarded the Knox Central delegation’s “Outstanding Delegate” award.

Posted on November 23, 2016