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Junior Achievement to Welcome LLYP Class of 2023

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass (JA) will soon kick off the 2022-23 Leadership Lexington Youth Program (LLYP) and welcome nearly 30 students from Fayette County Public Schools. The program, sponsored by UK Healthcare, enables the teenagers to network with local leaders as they delve into diverse issues, explore local opportunities, and experience all that Lexington has to offer. During the yearlong program, they will be encouraged to think critically about their vision for our city’s future.

After a rigorous application and interview process, JA selected these FCPS high school students*:

  • Puja Adhikari, Henry Clay
  • Zoe Breitigan, Henry Clay
  • Alison Buenemann, Frederick Douglass
  • Veronica Butler, Tates Creek
  • Leah Buzard, Henry Clay
  • Julia Castillo, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Nancy Chen, Henry Clay
  • Preston Chenault, Carter G. Woodson Academy
  • Sarah Collins, Lafayette
  • John Mason Copeland, Lafayette
  • Valeria Culp-Millán, Bryan Station
  • Maria Clara Daroz Freitas Lobo, Lafayette
  • Neko Dossett, Lafayette
  • Huda Ghoneim, Tates Creek
  • Thomas Grant, Bryan Station
  • Abigail Hutchison, Lafayette
  • Madelyn Justice, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Neel Kachroo, Lafayette
  • Daniyaal Karim, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Reese Lile, Henry Clay
  • Anna Marasco Quibrera, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Aina Marti, Lafayette
  • Anopa Musoni, Lafayette
  • Kotaro Nagano, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Taylor Perry, STEAM Academy
  • Layth Rahman, Henry Clay
  • Andrew Snow, Frederick Douglass
  • Alexander Stumbur, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Caleb Walker, Carter G. Woodson Academy

* The class also includes private school students.

“I was truly impressed with the quality and quantity of applications this year,” said Program Manager Ellie Lindsey. “Even with the help of a dedicated and experienced steering committee, if was difficult to select the top 45 students from such an accomplished applicant pool. If these students are any indication, Lexington has a very bright future ahead.”

After the Aug. 31 orientation, the class will gather one Wednesday a month to learn about and explore various topics: Local Lex Day (Oct. 12), Health & Human Services Day (Nov. 2), Government & Public Safety Day (Dec. 7), Arts & Media Day (Jan. 11), Ambassador for Change Day (Feb. 1), and Higher Education & Career Development Day (March 1). The graduation luncheon is set for April 12.

Source: Junior Achievement website

Contact: Ellie Lindsey or (859) 219-2423

Posted Aug. 19, 2022