21 Students Present at Kentucky Youth Assembly

By Suzanne Bizot Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

Before Thanksgiving, our Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) contingent of 21 students and their faculty moderator Callie Gray spent two days presenting and debating the bills they authored and those of other students participating in KYA.  Our bills – “An Act to Require the Donation of Excess Food to Charities” and “An Act to Restore Voting Rights to Former Felons” both received great praise and were debated on the major stage, although neither ultimately passed. The St. Francis Delegation was deemed a “Delegation of Excellence” due to their respectful demeanor and focus throughout the conference. SFS Y-Club President Charley Drew-Wolak, who served as Chief of Staff, was also named “Outstanding Delegate”. The SFS Y-Club left the conference exhausted but excited for the next mock government conference coming up in March – Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA), where they will represent the countries of Sudan and the Maldives.Showcase

Please come out to support our annual Showcase of Plays tonight or tomorrow!  The Showcase features short plays written by the students in our Playwriting elective (taught by Jane Jones of Actors Theatre); students also direct the plays.  Our Improv troupe will be making its 2015-16 debut, as well.  The curtain rises at 7:00 p.m. both nights.  

Of note this week, the faculty played the varsity Quick Recall team (who are undefeated in the league) and won handily.  It’s always good to know we’re still a step ahead of them!