by Britney Franich, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Edmonson County Schools:
Eight seventh and eighth grade students from Edmonson County Middle School attended YMCA’s Kentucky United Nations Assembly, in a virtual format, on March 22nd and 23rd. This program allows students to participate in a mock United Nations process which includes writing a resolution and presenting the resolution to student-led committees. The following students participated in the virtual experience: Lilly Carroll, Preston Doyle, Alivia Higgins, Abigail Hogg, Brayden Johnson, Olivia Madison, Emma Claire Skaggs, and Carson Sowders.
On the final day of the conference, during the closing awards ceremony, ECMS received a Delegation of Excellence certificate for participating in all parts of the conference and Alivia Higgins received an Outstanding Ambassador award.
The Edmonson County Enrichment Initiative funded the entire cost of the conference for these eight students.