John Langhi honored as Governor.
Nearly 250 local students recently participated in the Kentucky Youth Assembly in Louisville, which mimics the actual state legislature.
Hopkinsville Middle School student John Langhi was elected as Governor for next year’s event, while J.J. Janes reigned this year over the Youth Assembly as acting Governor.
Wyatt Langhi, from CCMS, was elected to the Leadership Council.
In addition, several bills were passed. From Hopkinsville Middle School, the premiere bill written by Morgan Demps, Caleb Gary, Taylor Harton and Andrew King was passed and signed by the KYA governor. A bill written by Lucas Pryor, Madison Alder, and Ashlynn Almon was passed in the both the House and the Senate and signed by the KYA Governor. This bill was also chosen as one of the top ten bills presented at the Capitol.
Other bills passed by House and Senate were written and presented by Mary Catherine Francis, Mary Glenn Powell, Emily McMahon, Lucy Dossett, Clarie Campbell, Kaya Dickerson, Katie Campbell, and Mary Thom Adams. Audrey Self served on this years leadership team and presided over committee meetings. Michaela Langhi was recognized as an Outstanding Delegate for HMS. Jay Camp was recognized as an Outstanding Parliamentarian.
From North Drive, the premiere bill written by Corey Hansley, Christopher Gibson, Kaitlyn Campbell, and Kran Wallace was highly ranked on Thursday night and went on to be heard in Frankfort where it passed Friday. In addition, a bill written by Raven Sibley, Alexi McGhan, Lauren Knox, and Kelsey Littlefield was highly ranked and went on to be heard on the Capitol floor. Kelsey Littlefield was recognized as an Outstanding Delegate for NDMS.
From Christian County Middle, Sam Blane, Kolbe Langhi, Alex Lancaster, and Eric Powell's bill passed both the House and Senate and was signed by the KYA Governor. Brayden Martin received the Outstanding Delegate award for CCMS.
High schoolers also performed well at the event, with a seperate story to come on that.