It is with honor that we announce that the Russellville Ambassadors have just added a spectacular group of new students to our program.
The 2016-17, version of the Russellville Ambassadors (representatives from grades 6-12) are listed below with our new Ambassadors in bold print. Seniors: Madison Rose, Loreal Cheaney, JD Drumgole, Mateah Black, Alison McDaniel, Ma’Leigha Stovall, Jalen McMurray; Juniors: Hunter Armistead, Brock Cleary, Luci Suiter, Dillion Porter, Carlie Phillips, Emma McReynolds, Skyler Hale, Ashlee Gilbert; Sophomores: Maleah Buckner, Aisha Dowlen, Morgan Todd, Javier Canales, Jacob Naylor, Elly Myers, Hunter McDowell, Ethan Paul, Brooklyn Ray, Shawn Steele, Aracely Gomez; Freshman: Kevin Vera, Sok Vanna, Ben Slack, Alex Hughes, Gram Humphrey, Jayden Hammer; 8th Grade: Josh McMurray, Zach Dowlen, Maggie Cockrell, Cassidy Farwick; 7th Grade: Addie Mosier, Blaine Holley, May Ouansombath, Mikiyah Morrow, John Carter Myers; 6th Grade: Maria Ruiz, Amiyah Collier, Candace Barker, and Clifton Faughn.
A BIG thank you to the selection committee for all their time and efforts! We celebrated these students and all our Ambassadors on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the 6th Annual New Ambassador Luncheon at the Logan County Extension Office. RJSHS Ambassador Sponsor is Brandon M. Blake. The Russellville Ambassadors are the official, school-board-sanctioned representatives of the Russellville Independent School District. Program Creator and Advisor, Brandon M. Blake, shared his vision to create a student-led organization to serve as the official representatives of Russellville Independent Schools.
The inspiration for the program came from many sources, including community and collegiate organizations, district leadership, the local school board, and independent research. The program was established in 2011, and has received continued support from the school board. The Ambassadors primary objectives are to promote their highest values and ideals consistent with RIS, provide leadership to the student body, assist in facilitating school events and functions, and to build connections within the school and between the school and broader community. Students apply in September. A student at Russellville Junior/Senior High School would apply to the Ambassador Program not only to become a better leader, but a better person.
The skills they learn can help them blossom into prosperous individuals. Being an Ambassador can help a growing leader gain skills that they can apply in the “real world”. They can truly transform our school and the school-community relationship with the aspects they learn as Ambassadors. Their major funding is received from the RISD School Board, the deGraffeinried Grant, and donations.
The Ambassadors shared that Russellville Junior/Senior High School was named a High Progress School and listed in the top 10% Most Improved in KY (2014-15). Russellville City Schools is an Independent school district consisting of Stevenson Elementary School, K-5th grades, and Russellville Junior/Senior High School, which serves students in grades 6-12. RJSHS is home to approximately 565 students.