Several members of the RCMS Student YMCA attended the Kentucky Youth Assembly Dec. 6-8. The group brought home the top honor after winning the award for Outstanding Delegation at the conference. This honor recognized the group’s overall quality and quantity of participation as well as their consideration for fellow delegations and YMCA staff.
Tiffany Fain was recognized by receiving an award as an outstanding delegate and Cole Ballinger was awarded as an outstanding speaker at KYA.
Thomas Burdette served on the leadership team where he excelled and was selected to serve at the Capitol in Frankfort. Thomas led in both the Legislative House and the Senate.
Caleb Ballinger was a candidate in the heated battle for Governor. Caleb did a great job and as an honor for coming in second will serve as Speaker of the Senate for next year.
RCMS presented five bills at KYA. Two bills were recognized at the awards ceremony as outstanding bills. The bill presented by Tiffany Fain, Mikaela Sadler, Lucas Jones, and Abby Bray, which required voters to show an I.D. before casting their ballots, and the bill presented by Jackson Cromer, Grant Isaacs, and Joseph Cowan restricting restaurants from seating minors near the bar area both received outstanding bill honors.
Caroline Coguer was a standout with her position serving on the Media Corp. Morgan Didelot and Ryan Martin did a great job presenting their bill to prohibit the unnecessary search of cell phones by police. Premiere bill authors Evan Hendrickson, Cole Ballinger, Bailey Taylor, Zoe Burdette, Caroline White and Emma Bullens did well also with their first time presenting bills and did Carlee Cash serving as a clerk during committees. All contributed to the overall honor as top delegation!