Lt. Governor visits Knox Central, challenges students

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Janean Hampton visited Knox Central High School on Friday, September 21 to promote the Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). LGEC is a pitch competition for all Kentucky high school students in grades 9-12. The grand prize for the winning team is a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky-based post secondary institution.

Competing students will form two-to-four-member teams and submit a business plan and marketing video that will be scored against others in their region. Finalist from each region will then give a pitch for their business idea to a panel of judges. The combined score of their business plan, video and pitch will determine the winner.

Each student team must have an adult sponsor. Travis Mills, a teacher at Knox Central High School, will serve as team sponsor. “Basically, I’m going to be an advisor and support for the team,” said Mills. “No matter what they do, when given the opportunity these students are very passionate and dedicated to their work. I don’t expect that to be any different for this competition.”

During her visit she toured the school and learned more about the leadership initiatives taking place at Knox Central. As a Leader in Me high school, leadership can be seen everywhere from the greeting by JROTC to the friendly introductions exchanged in the hallway. Students had the opportunity to ask questions of the Lt. Governor during lunch and during a school wide assembly.

Students that wish to participate must register by December 3rd and submit their business plans and marketing videos by February 20th. For more information on LGEC, visit