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Menifee County Students Learn About Government Through KEDC’s ASPIRE


Frenchburg, Kentucky, October 10, 2019 – Stacey Lewis, Guidance Counselor, and Jeff Eaglin, teacher and Athletic Director from Menifee County High School have been selected through an application process to participate in KEDC’s ASPIRE Program and its corresponding Administrator Cadre.

The ASPIRE grant, a U.S. Department of Education American History and Civics Academies grant awarded to the Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC), works in partnership with the National Council of History Education (NCHE), the Kentucky Council for the Social Studies (KCSS), Georgetown College, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and the Kentucky Department of Education to support the establishment of: (1) Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics that offer workshops for veteran and new teachers to strengthen their knowledge of American History, Civics, and Teaching Strategy through the use of student engagement in an effort to better involve 6-12th grade students with activities that teach them about civic responsibility and help them to become active, informed and productive citizens; and (2) Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics to provide 875 (175 per year) students with opportunities to develop a broader and deeper understanding of these subjects.

For more information, contact Kay Hedrick, ASPIRE Educational Design Coordinator at or visit the ASPIRE website at

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