Students Attend Mock Legislative Process, Bring Home Awards
Top row-Lily Jayne Vincent, Whitney Sanders, Jarrett Prunty, Noah Parsley, Trace Taylor, Claire Burklow, Maham Shahbaz, Middle Row-Ian White, Lainey Alexander, Hallie Cassady, Caroline Parsley, Paige Wolfe, Evan Stice, Bottom row-Morgan Vincent, Danyale Atwell, Josi Morrison, Rachel Hennion, Macy Cassady (not pictured-Ty Brantley)-Entire group received a Delegation of Excellence award.
by Amberly Alexander:
Nineteen students from Edmonson County Middle School attended YMCA’s flagship program, Kentucky Youth Assembly, in Louisville November 9th-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 students presented two bills for debate at this year’s conference.
The first team consisted of: Lainey Alexander, Danyale Atwell, Hallie Cassady, and Caroline Parsley. This team passed by vote in one chamber, by acclamation (without any opposition) in the other, and was signed by the student governor.
The second team consisted of Josi Morrison, Maham Shahbaz, and Paige Wolfe. Their bill was ranked highly on the opening day, but passed by vote only in the first chamber. Both teams worked hard and started preparation in September.
Top left: Maham Shahbaz, Josi Morrison, & Paige Wolfe-Outstanding Bill Packet. Top right: Caroline Parsley, Outstanding Delegate. Bottom left: Lainey Alexander, Outstanding Delegate. Bottom right: Danyale Atwell, Lainey Alexander, Caroline Parsley, & Hallie Cassady-Bill passed by both House and Senate, then signed into law by KYA governor and Outstanding Bill Packet.
On the final day of the conference, during the closing awards ceremony, Edmonson County Middle School and its students received the following awards and recognitions: Delegation of Excellence to the entire group, Outstanding Bill Packets to both bill teams, and Outstanding Delegate awards to Lainey Alexander and Caroline Parsley. Sponsors for this conference were Mrs. Amberly Alexander, Mrs. Carol Stice, and Principal Brandon Prunty.