March 23, 2015

The Collective Shouting of Students

By Nancy LoGuidice

As students, we hear every day that we are the future. We're future voters, future employees, future presidents, but rarely are we made aware that we are also the present. Our potential is unending, we have the power to make differences that people can't even begin to comprehend. Through this process, we've shown the world that not only do students have voices but students have voices that demand to be heard.

House bill 236 is the collective shouting of students all across the country, demanding that not only are our voices heard, but our voices are valued. Students aren't just the future, students are the present. And we are asking that you let us show you what we are capable of.

Those who tell others that all we know about the government comes from "School House Rock" are the people who remain ignorant to the fact that many of us have debated policy much more complicated than this in the very same chambers deciding the fate of our bill now. We may be young, but we are not naive.

Please. Pass House Bill 236 and let Kentucky’s public school students serve on superintendent screening committees. Because not only does Student Voice Matter, Student Voice is necessary. I am Nancy LoGuidice and that is why I Stand With Students.

These remarks were deliverd at the Stand With Students Rally organized by the Student Voice Team on the steps of the capitol in Frankfort on March 23, 2015. The Rally called for the passage of House Bill 236, which would add student voting members to superintendent screening committees.

Nancy LoGuidice

Nancy LoGuidice

Nancy is a former member. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 2017 and American University in 2020.