The Inaugural 2021 Mary Ann Miller Thrive Awards were given to Governor Andy Beshear, Allison Slone and Solyana Mesfin. Governor Beshear was recognized for his role in naming the first ever teacher and student representatives to the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE). KBE’s first teacher representative Allison Slone and KBE’s first student representative Solyana Mesfin not only were the first Kentuckians to serve in their respective roles on the Kentucky Board of Education, but also were critical voices serving teacher and student voice during the COVID19 global pandemic.
Kentucky SHAPE is proud to announce that Governor Beshear will join us again this year the Kentucky SHAPE Summer Conference to celebrate the 2022 Mary Ann Miller Thrive Awardee: the Thompson Scholars Program. The Thompson Scholars Program mission is to build upon a supportive and inspiring environment for the youth of our Appalachian region through a process of instilling a culture of resilience, self-worth, educational attainment, and self-actualization.
Read more about the Thompson Scholars Program along with the full press release here: PRESS RELEASE
The Mary Ann Miller Thrive Award will be given during the #MoveThrive2022 General Session on Monday June 27th at the Central Bank Center in Downtown Lexington at 10:15 A.M.