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On Friday, Oct. 25, Fleming County High School’s Student Council held the first ever Kentucky Student Council Association Summit at Morehead State University.

Five schools attended this groundbreaking event.

It started out when the local council realized Kentucky was one of the only states without a State Council.

Paige Sloas, FCHS’s Student Council adviser, worked towards obtaining the position as Executive Director for Kentucky.

Following this, she and Sydney Dales, FCHS Senior Student Council President, sat down and put together a list of every Student Council in Kentucky, whether they were nationally recognized or a local organization like Fleming. They then emailed and called every school, personally inviting them to this event.

In the end the high schools in attendance were: George Rogers Clark, Greenup, Morgan, Randall K. Cooper, and Fleming.

Once the number was set, the work began to ensure the first meeting would be a success. The Executive Members who spent many hours working towards this include: Sydney Dales, Lacy Edmond, Allison Hedges, Sarah Davenport, Abbie Thomas, Peyton Hall, and Kaela Hamilton.

The students all met together at MSU to not only share ideas with one another, but also to remind each other of the impact they can make by being a leader in their school, community, and in the state of Kentucky. They left with new friendships and the excitement of being a part of the first KY State Council.

This event would not have been possible without help from the Morehead Student Government Association, Charles Gnacio from the MSU Bookstore, MSU Catering Services, and the Ole Seasons Shoppe.

FCHS’s Student Council thanks them, as well as all of the school’s students and advisors who were in attendance for the event! They also thank their principal, Stephanie Emmons, and their superintendent, Brian Creasman, for helping fund the event and for always believing in them. Everyone is excited to work together in the future.

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