Dec 10, 2015
One of the missions of Villa Madonna Academy is to help form good, global citizens. Villa elementary and junior high students learned valuable lessons in citizenship as they participated in the Kentucky YMCA Kentucky Youth Assembly - a three day model government convention. Students experienced what it is like to be part of government as they presented bills regarding topical issues in the Commonwealth, debated the pros and cons of those bills, and elected a governing body for KYA.
A group of sixth through eighth graders from Villa Madonna have been working weekly with club moderator Ben Tilley since early in the school year to prepare for the event. Eighth grade student Jack Hein's bill did very well in the session. Jack's bill called for treatment or jail terms for mothers who deliver drug-addicted babies. Jack's bill was passed by the student House and Senate and was signed into law by the KYA governor.
Villa’s student group received an Honor Level Service award for their service project. The KYA group teamed up with Villa’s elementary student council to collect coats, scarves, hats,and gloves for students in need at Glenn O. Swing Elementary and families in need at St. Vincent de Paul.
The students were also honored with the Delegation of Excellence award. This award is given to schools for whose students are actively participating in the conference and working toward the goals of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility. In addition, seventh grade student Reese Holtzman received the Outstanding Delegate award for the school.
Congratulations to Villa's KYA group. #VillaProud