GLASGOW – "The thing I love about Glasgow is the sense of community we have," Glasgow High School junior Olivia Stanley said on Wednesday in the school's auditorium.
Stanley, a student ambassador, was speaking to members of the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class, who spent the day touring area schools.
Jaeden Stephens, a GHS senior and student ambassador, told the group that her favorite thing about GHS is “probably the Scottie pride that comes with everything we do here."
"No matter what you're involved in, we're so proud of what we do,” she said.
Later in the tour, Stephens spoke to the guests about the school's bookstore as they stood around it.
"Something that I like about this school is that we have a bookstore which is completely run by students,” she said.
While the guests were touring the GHS library, Adam Garrett, a GHS senior and student ambassador, spoke to the leadership class about the school. He later told the Glasgow Daily Times that his favorite part about being an ambassador is that he gets to help out with a "wide array of things," such as the school's graduation, fundraisers and other events in the school and around the community.
Stanley said her favorite part about being an ambassador is "how involved we are with the community."
"We get to participate in a lot of school events," she said, adding that she enjoys "serving as a leader in my school."
When members of the leadership class first arrived at GHS, they were served a lunch that was prepared by GHS culinary students. During the meal, the GHS choir performed for the guests. After meeting in the school's auditorium, the group toured the school and visited several classrooms, hearing about various programs and student opportunities.
Throughout the day, the leadership class also visited Glasgow Preschool Academy, Red Cross Elementary, Barren County High School and Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College.
While the group was at RCE, students gave a demonstration in the school's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) lab, according to a Twitter post by Justin Browning, STEAM and computer science instructor for Barren County Schools.
Scott Harper, director of instruction and technology for BCS, said in a Twitter post that it was “amazing watching the Red Cross students teaching coding and engineering to the Chamber Leadership Class.”
When the leadership class was touring Barren County High School, many students presented various school programs in auditorium, including the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Program, according to a Twitter post by BCHS Principal Brad Johnson.
Robert Bauer, PLTW instructor at BCHS, said his students take pride in their program and thanked the leadership class in a Twitter post.
“Thanks for respectfully listening (and) caring for kids.”