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BCHS Students Impress at the State Capitol
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
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“BCHS Students Impress at the State Capitol”

     Thirty-eight students represented Breckinridge County High School at the Kentucky Youth Assembly, November 23-25. The Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) is a three-day experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in a simulation of the Commonwealth’s democratic process. Acting as Senators and Representatives, students write, debate, and vote on legislation that affects them. As candidates, lobbyists, or members of the media, students experience the rich spectrum of activity that constitutes our political process. As advocates and justices, students argue and judge a legal case in the actual Supreme Court chambers of Kentucky. Officers elected by students serve as Governor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Media Corps Editor in Chief, and other conference leadership positions.

     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 those who hold like and opposing views. Breckinridge County High School students, Caleigh Meeks, Destiney Dowell, and Julie Tindell presented an outstanding bill that ranked the highest in small committees, passed the House, passed the Senate, was signed into law by the KYA Governor, and will be presented to the Kentucky Legislature for consideration. High school students, Madison Cottrell, Mariah Critchelow, Austin Greenwell, and Gracie Lagadinos presented a bill that passed the Senate. Breckinridge County twelfth grade student, Abby Burke authored a bill that passed Congress and tenth grade student, Gracie Lagadinos was recognized as a KYA “Outstanding Delegate.” Breckinridge County High School was awarded a “Delegation of Excellence” for the event as well.

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