The Junior Aldermen program is a brand new organization for New Albany High School Junior and Seniors. Twenty members were selected to represent the wards in New Albany. Interested students submitted essays, which were used in the selection of members for the program.
Our first meeting was last night (October 10th). Keith Conlee, Alderman at Large, and Amy Livingston, Alderwoman ward one, spoke to the new members.
The students, in teams of 4, will complete a community service project of their choice. Several ideas were discussed at the first meeting, including: cleaning the brick wall murals in town, cleaning the restrooms at the SportsPlex, pressure washing the pavilion at the Park Along the River, landscaping the community park near the Boys and Girls Club, organizing a “go day” for middle schoolers, and a community wide trash pick up day.
The Junior Alderman representing each Ward will be the leaders of the groups. They are: At Large-London Erby, Ward One- Avery Robbins, Ward Two- Joseph Rutherford, Ward Three- Kennedy Rogers, and Ward Four- Avery Grace Shaw.
Committee members: At-Large- Katie Topper, Anna Bullock, and James Lewis. Ward One- Hannah Harris, Caroline Trumper, and Mason Armstrong. Ward Two- Citlaly Avila, Rachel Rainey, and Taylor Huffman. Ward Three- Sarah Kathryn Harris, Ishmon Foster, and Molly Scott. Ward Four- Meredith Prescott, Adalyn Aldridge, and Victoria Brown.
Hanna Basil, is serving as the sponsor for the Junior Aldermen program.