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06/13/17 – Six KHSAA Student-Athletes Selected For NFHS National Student Leadership Summit

June 13, 2017



Six student-athletes from across the state will represent the Association at the NFHS National Student Leadership Summit, July 17-19, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Ind. The six student-athletes will form the KHSAA’s Student Advisory Committee for the 2017-18 school year and will assist in the planning and execution of the Hype Student Leadership Conferences in August.

The KHSAA delegates for 2017 are:
Olivia Graber, Muhlenberg County
Karlee Mannon, St. Mary
Maggie Metzger, Assumption
Austin Wetherington, St. Mary
Amanda McConnell, DuPont Manual
Peyton Lipe, Muhlenberg County

This year’s National Student Leadership Summit is the third national conference since the program was revived in 2015 (it had been discontinued in 2010). The student-athletes selected to represent their states will split into groups and work through topical discussions on relevant and contemporary issues. The free program is designed to help students hone their leadership abilities and teach them how to effectively influence and lead their peers in a positive manner. The students will also participate in a community service project with the Indiana Special Olympics.

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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.