Area high school students honored in ‘Youth Salute’

Published 6:27 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Several local high school juniors are among the 873 juniors from 53 high schools in central Kentucky who are being recognized in this year’s “Youth Salute,” sponsored by the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership. The 39th Annual Awards Ceremony was held May 5, at Georgetown College.

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Local students awarded scholarships include:

Asbury University $4,000 scholarship — Luke A. Caldwell of Danville Christian Academy; and Emma K. Warren of Garrard County High School.

Eastern Kentucky University, $4,000 scholarship — Breanna L. Burkhead, GCHS.

Georgetown College, $4,000 scholarship — Dawson M. Z. Rousey, Casey County High School.

The Youth Leader from local high schools include:

Sabree Norris, Danville High School; Paige T. Carey, Burgin Independent; Dawson Rousey, CCHS; Braeden Bisher, DCA; Summer Quinn, Danville High School; Breanna Burkhead, GCHS; Jessie Rice, Kentucky School for the Deaf; and Sierra Potts, Lincoln County High School.

A $500 ACT/SAT preparation course, sponsored by Class 101 includes:

Breanna Burkehead, GCHS.

The Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership was formed in 1980 to conduct the “Youth Salute” in nearby counties in cooperation with the National Council on Youth Leadership, a non-profit organization. Students were nominated by teachers, guidance counselors and principals. In order to qualify, the student had to be a junior (senior class of 2020), have a 3.0 G.P.A. or better and have held at least two leadership roles to which they were chosen by their peers or an adult leader within the past two years in school, religious or community sponsored organizations.

Holifield Photography, of Lexington, photographed each student nominated and created a display, including a biographical sketch, which is currently being hosted in this community and the students’ high school. Individual displays of Central Kentucky high schools were shown at Fayette Mall in Lexington.