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02/02/24 – Nominations for KHSAA Student Advisory Group-NFHS National Student Leadership Summit Being Accepted

February 2, 2024 2023-2024 News Releases


The KHSAA is seeking applications to become a member of its Student Advisory Group for 2024-2025. One of the main duties of the group is the planning and execution of its HYPE Student Leadership Conferences. Those chosen are required to attend the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit in July in Indianapolis and then manage the KHSAA HYPE Conferences September 19-20 in Lexington.

The National Federation of State High School Associations offers a student leadership initiative – the National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS). The NSLS will focus on relevant and contemporary issues affecting today’s students in education-based athletics and performing arts. Students will sharpen their leadership skills and will realize the privilege and power of their influence in their school, community, and state.

The NFHS Summit is scheduled for July 22-25, 2024 in Indianapolis. If selected, expenses from Lexington to Indianapolis are covered (meals, lodging, transportation). By applying and being selected, the student is acknowledging that he/she will be in attendance (in-person, virtual) for meetings leading up to and including both state conferences scheduled for September 19-20 in Lexington.

Please complete this nomination form for consideration of being a member of the group by April 12, 2024. For questions about the program contact Associate Commissioner Butch Cope ( or Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (

Nomination Form Here

NSLS Information


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 280 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

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