07/18/16 – Six KHSAA Student-Athletes Headed to NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

July 18, 2016 2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2016

Six student-athletes from across the state will represent the Association this week at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 18-20, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The six student-athletes will form the KHSAA’s Student Advisory Committee for the upcoming school year and will assist in the planning and execution of the Hype Student Leadership Conferences in August.

The KHSAA delegates for 2016 are:
Melisa Comertpay (Muhlenberg County)
Korbin Florer (Bracken County)
Luke Huffman (DuPont Manual)
Lauren Shraut (Holy Cross (Lou.))
Keeton Thornsberry (Holy Cross (Lou.))
Danielle Wethington (Sacred Heart)

This year’s National Student Leadership Summit is the second national conference since the program was revived in 2015 (it had been discontinued in 2010). The student-athletes chosen to represent their states will split into groups and work through topical discussions on communication, relationship building, social media usage and perspective. The students will also participate in a community service project with the Indiana Special Olympics.

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.