Kayla Rowsey, a high school senior from Fort Knox High School, has been one of the two selected juniors and seniors from Kentucky to represent the commonwealth in the 51st annual United States Youth Program.
To be eligible, students had to take an exam to test their knowledge of government and its officials, and the students with the highest score were selected.
The USYP is a week-long, all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C., where two students from each of the 50 states are chosen to participate.
During the week, Kayla will meet Kentucky’s two Senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, as well as other important dignitaries in government, including a session where President Barack Obama meets with the delegates.
The William Hearst Program that sponsors the event also gives each participants a $5,000 scholarship.
At Fort Knox High School, Kayla Rowsey is one of the top students in her class, as well as the National Honor Society president, environmental science president, student council secretary and a class representative. In addition, she has served as yearbook editor for the past two years, and is one of the newspaper editors this year. Kayla plays varsity soccer and also attended girls state this summer where she was elected secretary of state. Moreover, she was named “Most Determined” in her senior class, as well as Top AP Language and U.S. History Student her junior year.
Schools asbestos plans available
By JERRY LEITZELL
Fort Knox Community Schools
Parents and legal guardians of children attending Fort Knox Community Schools are receiving notification of the availability of each school’s Asbestos Management Plan.
Annual notification is a federal requirement, said Tim Adkisson, FKCS’ Facilities Operations Specialist.
“Each school’s plan is available in the school for sponsors’ inspection,” Adkisson said. “The plan includes the location, condition, accessibility and any response actions that have been taken on all asbestos contained in the school building.”
In addition, Adkisson keeps a master copy of the schools’ plans and all related asbestos correspondence for inspection in his office in Bldg. 7474A, Mississippi St.
Students designing model rockets
By ASHLYN KOONCE
Fort Knox High School
At the beginning of the new semester, the creation of model rockets was introduced to Fort Knox High School. Patricia Canada began teaching students the math and science that enabled these rockets to soar. Steve Thomas, the Instructional System Specialist, shared his 20 years of experience with the students in order to prepare them for their rocket designs.
He imparted his knowledge onto the students to help them understand the design elements and different body structures, fin templates and nose cones in order to comprehend the science of modern rockets on a smaller scale.
On completion of their model rockets, students of Fort Knox High School will present their creations at the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Posium. Canada’s model rockets class will present their designs April 22-26 in the Fort Knox High School gym.
Students from other on-post schools surrounding Fort Knox High School will be participating in the STEMposium throughout the week.
KAPA promotes school spirit with posters
By JALEN MCKEE
Fort Knox High School’s pep club Knox Association of Pep Activities began its first project at the beginning of the new semester.
This project consisted of filling the Fort Knox High School gym with posters to promote school spirit. Bringing KAPA back to Fort Knox was the goal of Danielle Williams in order to put pride in the lives of students at Fort Knox.
Williams and co-president Jalen McKee decided that creating an atmosphere of spirit would foster a sense of belonging among the students. By the end of the year, KAPA hopes to achieve its goal of hanging 40 posters to encourage school spirit.