submitted by Britney Franich, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Edmonson County Schools:
Brayden Johnson, a seventh grade student at Edmonson County Middle School, attended YMCA’s flagship program, Kentucky Youth Assembly, in a virtual format on December 10th and 11th. This program allows students to participate in a mock legislative process which includes writing a bill, presenting the bill to a student-led house of representatives, a student-led senate, and an elected governor, if passed in both the house and the senate.
ECMS presented one bill for debate at this year’s conference. Brayden presented a bill regarding mandatory recess for grades kindergarten through fifth. Brayden’s bill passed in both the student-led house and senate and was signed by the student governor.
On the final day of the conference, during the closing awards ceremony, Brayden received an award for being an outstanding delegate and a certificate for having a bill that passed both the senate and house and was signed by the student governor. ECMS also received a Delegation of Excellence certificate for participating in all parts of the conference.
Brayden is the son of Brad and Jodi Johnson of Bee Spring.