On Tuesday March the 26th, the High School's Student Government Association and the Gear Up Program traveled to Frankfort to tour the Capitol. During the tour, the students met Senator Max Wise and Representative Ken Upchurch. The students learned a lot of new and interesting facts about the Capitol building architecture and what goes on within the marble walls.
The students arrived at the Capitol Building and were in awe of its beauty. The marble structuring, the landscape, and the paintings are all works of art. Everything inside the walls of the marbled building have a meaning and a significance to the state of Kentucky. The current building is the third Kentucky Capitol building. The first two were burned to the ground. The history behind the building is so vast that it would take a whole novel to write about. There are three levels to the building. The three levels represent the three levels of government. The first floor is the Executive Branch, housing Governor Matt Bevin's office along with the Secretary of State and other higher positions.The second floor houses the Judical Branch of Kentucky's Government where the Supreme Courtroom is located. The third and final floor is the Legislative Branch which houses the Senators and Representatives of Kentucky and where they go to the sessions. The students had an amazing and enthusiastic tour guide who you just knew loved Kentucky and all of the interesting aspects of the building.
Students and Chaperones with Max Wise and Ken Upchurch
KY Capitol Building
House of Representatives
Representative Kenneth Upchurch's seat
SGA President Tanner Thompson holding the gavel he one day hopes to own
Freshmen Kadence Olivia and Keesha Thompson
Senior SGA Representaive Bailey Wright
SGA President Tanner Thompson