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Students participate in youth symposium

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By The Staff

Vonda Martin and Eleschia Murphy with the Spencer County Youth Service Center took seven high school students to the Youth Leadership Symposium in Frankfort on June 27 and 28.  
This event is hosted by the Kentucky Center for School Safety, Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition, National Guard Counterdrug Program, Office of Drug Control Policy, KY-ASAP, Drive Smart Kentucky and the Henry County Youth Coaltion.  Students heard presentations on what it takes to be a great leader, along with the dangers of distracted driving, with a strong emphasis on texting; underage drinking; over-the-counter and prescription drugs.  
Students also participated in a candlelight ceremony presented by MADD,  showing the tragic effects of drinking and driving. Attending the conference were Mike Bruce, Shelby Hall, Kayla Murphy, Ashton Edwards, Krysten Barlow, Nick Thomas and Donnie Druin.