Hello Kentucky students, and welcome to my website. I strongly believe that young people with the gift of a quality education are the key to our Commonwealth’s future.
It is important for all students to learn about our government and the legislative process. Please take advantage of the resources below to find out more about the U.S. government and the history of our great nation.
Thank you again for your interest in what I do. I wish you the best of luck in your studies and in pursuing your dreams.
The Congressional Award - Participate in a national award program that recognizes the achievements, initiative, and service of America's youth. I will be proud to present Gold Medalists from the Fifth Congressional District with their awards each year. For more information, call my Somerset District Office at 1-800-632-8588 or the Congressional Award Office in Washington, DC at 1-888-80-AWARD.
The Congressional Art Competition - Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Click here to learn how to enter the Congressional Art Competition for Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District.
The Congressional App Challenge - Every year, all 435 Members of Congress and the Internet Education Foundation charge students to create and submit an original app for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge. Each challenge is district-specific. The winning app may be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. To register, students fill out an application on the Congressional App Challenge Official Website.
Virtual Capitol Tour - Tour the Capitol from the comfort of your desk.
Library of Congress For Families - Click this link to access a plethora of archives and educational tools.
Today in History - Find out what happened on this date in history.
National Zoo - Meet the animals that live at our national zoo.
National Children's Museum - Take a tour of the National Children's Museum.
Docs Teach - Bring history to life through the National Archives and access thousands of historical documents.