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Commentary: Kentucky Board of Education recent appointment of student representation is a milestone

By Emanuelle Sippy and Sanaa Kahloon Special to KyForward With Eastern High School student Solyana Mesfin’s recent appointment by Gov. Andy Beshear as a non-voting member of the Kentucky Board of Education, Kentucky joins the ranks of 20 other states who have young people playing a similar role. As a Jefferson County junior and daughter of Ethiopian immigrants who is active in several youth-driven,...