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Congratulations to the participants in the American Private Enterprise Seminar program held May 20-21. Twenty-five LaRue County High School juniors participated and learned about American economics. They are Leah Carter, Brittany Carman, Cassady Crim, Emily Dewitt, Robert Gatton, Brent Gozzard, Bo Haun, Britney Heinbaugh, Kellise Hoefer, Ryan Howell, Michael Huff, Breanna Huhn, Molly Kennedy, Michelle Meredith, Nathaniel Nash, Lauren Patterson, Danielle Peeler, Ryan Ramsey, Tonya Riggs, Shelby Rogers, Andrew Skaggs, Abby Sullivan, Lexi Uhl, Lyndsay Whitlock and Valerie Whitlock.
Participants took quizzes on the different topics that the speakers covered and an overall test at the end. Test scores were used to determine the overall winners.
Congratulations to the top five participants: first, Shelby Rogers; second, Andrew Skaggs; third, Ryan Howell; fourth, Britney Heinbaugh; and fifth, Emily Dewitt.
Discussion leaders for the APES program included Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge Executive; Patsy Whitehead, Communications Coordinator for Nolin RECC; Damon Talley, Hodgenville attorney; Iris LaRue, Director of the Lincoln Museum and Ben Humphries, Elizabethtown attorney. Konsei and Gerald Barrett allowed the group to tour its manufacturing facility and to Nolin RECC for making a donation to support the APES program.
Four of the local program participants will advance to the Kentucky Youth Seminar, at the University of Kentucky June 23-25. They are Uhl, Meredith, Sullivan and Hoefer. During the state program, participants will have the opportunity to win prize money, scholarships and even a trip to the national seminar.