MHS Recognized as Premiere Delegation

MHS recognized as Premiere Delegation at 2019 KYA

Students shown at the Capitol are as follows: (first row from left): Hollis Bourque, Cadrian Dennis, Maggie Drew, Abby Dawson, Erica Yarali, Marlee Riddle, Caroline Kim, and Kyra Shutt (second row from left) Alex Shultz, Garret Putz, Marina Smart, Austin Hildebrandt, Maddy Carson, and Madeline Howell (back row from left): Bradley Dawson and Grayson Gibson



MHS Recognized as Premiere Delegation

At 2019 Kentucky Youth Assembly


Murray, Ky., Nov. 25--------  Sixteen students from Murray High School recently attended the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association’s Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) in Louisville, KY.  The KY YMCA Youth Association recognized Murray High School as a Premiere Delegation for achieving a level of esteemed notoriety and accomplishment at the 2019 Kentucky Youth Assembly.  In addition, Murray High was recognized for achieving an Honor Level for their Student YMCA Chapter.

 The MHS team of Bradley Dawson, Garret Putz, and Alex Shultz placed third in the Supreme Court Program, a moot court competition where students serve as attorneys presenting oral arguments before the KYA Supreme Court, made up of seven student Justices.  Alex Shultz was awarded Outstanding Attorney and participated in the Supreme Court Showcase on the final day of the assembly.

 Hollis Bourque was recognized as an Outstanding Delegate, while Erica Yarali was awarded Outstanding Speaker.  Caroline Kim, Kyra Shutt, Marlee Riddle, and Maggie Drew served as Bill Sponsors.  Austin Hildebrandt served as a Commonwealth Doorkeeper.

 KYA is a three-day expanded educational opportunity in which students serve as part of a model state government.  On day two of KYA, students travel to Frankfort to debate in the State Capitol.  KYA offers the student the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of issues, develop critical thinking skills, and articulate their beliefs while engaging constructively with their peers from around the Commonwealth.

 Student YMCA is a student-led program for students interested in making an impact in local and global communities.  Student Y members engage in meaningful service learning projects.  Student Y promotes youth development, social responsibility, and healthy living through civic engagement, servant leadership, and character development.

 Faith Haley, Michael Robinson, and Heidi Shultz serve as the MHS co-advisors. The Kentucky YMCA runs the largest YMCA Youth and Government program in the nation.


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