A Hopkinsville High School Junior will serve as Kentucky Youth Assembly Senate President next year, replacing an HHS Senior who held the post this year.
According to Christian County Schools spokesman John Rittenhouse Anna Hernandez was elected Kentucky Senate President during the Kentucky Youth Assembly this past week. Hernandez steps into the role that was filled by Karenna Chadoin, who was elected KYA Senate President in 2019 and presided over the assembly this year in a virtual format. Senior Avery Turner served as a cabinet secretary, ninth grader Carly Chaudoin served as a clerk in the Bluegrass House, and seniors Carlee Campbell and Nathaniel Moore served as committee chairs.
HHS was recognized as an Outstanding Delegation and a Delegation of Excellence. HHS 10th grader Addyson Fort was named KYA Outstanding Delegate. Juniors Grasen Givens, Silas Jackson, and Abby Moss sponsored a bill passed in both houses and was signed by the KYA governor.
Sophomores Brooke Arvin and Eva Blankenberger sponsored a bill in the Bluegrass chamber that passed in both houses and was signed by the KYA Lt. Governor.
Sophomore Faith Folz, juniors Audrey Rains, Ava Tomberlin, Allison Wood sponsored a bill that passed in both the house and senate but was vetoed by the KYA Governor.
A fourth HHS bill, sponsored by sophomores Emily Acosta, Bailey Kington, and Riley Robinson, was defeated in the house.
Allie Fort and Rahkel Mills participated in the KYA Judicial Program as an attorney team.
Forty-two Hopkinsville High School students participated in the 2020 virtual Kentucky Youth Assembly. The HHS KYA Advisors are Kim Batts and Jennifer Jatczak.