Miss Kentucky 2014, Ramsey Carpenter, an Ohio County native, visited South Edmonson Elementary School on Monday, March 23rd, as well as 2 other local schools (5/6 Center and Kyrock Elementary). During her visit, she explained to the students that there was more to being Miss Kentucky than simply wearing a crown and looking like a princess.
She explained the importance of setting goals and not giving up on them. She also stressed the importance of excelling in academics, and taking care of your body by eating healthy, exercising, and getting plenty of rest. She credited her fourth grade teacher for teaching her Kentucky's state motto "United We Stand, Divided We Fall", which ended up being one of her interview questions while seeking the title of Miss Kentucky.
At the end of her visit, Miss Kentucky explained that every student in the room had a talent of some kind and shared hers with the student body. As she pulled her unique, green fiddle from the case, (she was quick to point out in Kentucky, it was called a "fiddle", NOT a "violin") she proudly performed a familiar fast tune, "Orange Blossom Special" and ended with the KY state song, "My Old Kentucky Home".
Before leaving, Miss Kentucky was presented with a South Edmonson t-shirt and water bottle as a token of appreciation for her visit.
Edmonson Voice Staff,
Jessica Doyle, contributor