Students from Lynn Camp researched, advocated, and got bills passed in this year’s Kentucky Youth Assembly held in Louisville on 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.
Abigail Sell served as a Supporting Officer for the Supreme Court Program, am honor for which she was nominated the previous year. On the final day of the conference, Sell addressed the entire student conference of 1,500 to read the Model Supreme Court Decision of their case. (You can watch the video of her speech at 4 minutes, 30 seconds into this clip: https://www.facebook.com/KYYMCA/videos/1314280218590769/)
Kaitlyn Harmon and Jaxton Hammons served the school’s chapter as bill authors this year. The duo successfully presented their bill on the first day and it was ranked among the top bills in their category, which allowed them to present their bill at the capitol the following day. Their bill passed both the model House and model Senate.
“These were huge achievements for our students; our students had such a successful KYA this year,” exclaimed Jamie Hill, who serves as KYA advisor to the students.
Among the achievements were Jeffrey Owens, who was awarded “Outstanding Delegate” while attending KYA for the first time and Kaden Gray served on the Media Corps and helped to document the experience and produce the closing video.
The entire Lynn Camp delegation received the honor of “Delegation of Excellence”. The contributions of Britian Wallace, Brookelyn Shea Smith, and Larry Cox all led to earning that distinction.
“All of the students above represented our school so well during the three day conference,” said Hill. “I am so proud of them.”
Posted on November 23, 2016