Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A group of students from Edmonson County Middle School attended YMCA’s flagship program, Kentucky Youth Assembly, in Louisville December 8th-10th. 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 three bills for debate at this year’s conference. The first team consisted of Maggie Cassady, Jenna Cook, Lilly Parsley, and Emma Claire Skaggs. Their bill was defeated in the Senate chamber. The second team consisted of Emma Sackett and Lyla Wood. Their bill was defeated in the House chamber. The third team consisted of Evy Bolton, Brycen Daniels, Ryann Davis, and Sydney Hennion. This bill was passed in both the House and the Senate and signed by the student governor. All three teams worked hard and started preparation in August.
On the final day of the conference, during the closing awards ceremony, Edmonson County Middle School and it's students received the following awards and recognitions: Premier Delegation to the entire group, Outstanding Delegate to Brycen Daniels, and Outstanding Speaker to Greenlee Goins.
Sponsors for this conference were Mrs. Britney Franich, Mrs. Julie Browning, and Mrs. Heather Browning. In addition to bill authors previously mentioned, the following students attended KYA and served as members of the House and Senate: 7th graders Tyler Brooks, Addison Browning, Addison Bullard, Ace Daugherty, Alivia Higgins, Ashton Johnson, Gracie Lile, Olivia Madison, Ben Raymer, and Emberlei Stevens. 8th graders: Chandler Browning, Chaney Browning, Greenlee Goins, and Kennedy Stice.