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Hayes shines at KYA

Hayes shines at KYA

Congratulations to our KYA delegation for their performance at the 2023 state conference. You would have been incredibly proud of the quality of their debate, their representation of our school, and the over 120 speeches given by just our students alone. We even had one student rise to give his first speech of three years, which is true testament to the power of these types of extracurricular programs and activities. 

KYA 2023 Awards and Commendations

  • EJH 2023 Premier Delegation
  • April Deener inducted into the Y-Club Advisor Hall of Fame
  • Outstanding Delegate: Luke Waltrip (8th)
  • Outstanding Speaker: Eli Lopez (7th) à this was awarded to around 15 students out of 1,150 total for quality of debate and strong speaking ability.
  • Outstanding Doorkeeper: Grace Kearns (8th) à awarded to only 1 student at the entire conference.
  • Commonwealth 29 “An Act to Reduce the Critical Shortage of Emergency Medical Responders in Kentucky”: Bill Sponsors: Connor Harris, David Jones, Luke Waltrip, John Mac Dickerson (8th)
  • Commonwealth 30 “An Act requiring English Language Learners be provided the opportunity to take Kentucky Summative Assessment in their native language”: Bill Sponsors: Eli Lopez, Diya Patel, Grae Percio, Hunter Bushmann (7th)
  • Highly Ranked Bills Allowed to present at state capitol:
    • Bluegrass 26 “An Act Relating to Equitable High Speed Internet Access for All Kentuckians”: Bill Sponsors: Joe Barton, Brody Norris, Kathryn Floyd, Jackson Krebs (6th)
    • Commonwealth 29 “An Act to Reduce the Shortage of Medical Emergency Responders in Kentucky”: Bill Sponsors: Connor Harris, David Jones, Luke Waltrip, John Mac Dickerson (8th)
    • Specialized Roles: Harry Waltrip and Jase Rogers, 8th, (Committee Chairs), Noah Lopez and Grace Kearns, 8th, (Doorkeepers)