Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Shelby County for 2018 is Noelle Thompson, from Simpsonville.

Noelle’s achievements include: Spirit of Louisville Foundation Youth Bell Award Recipient • State Finalist KY Opry and Coca-Cola Talent Competitions • National STAR Event 1st Place Winner FCCLA • Voice of Democracy Winner District 7 Veterans of Foreign Wars • Congressional Bronze and Silver Medal recipient • Miss Heart of Louisville and Mammoth Cave Area Outstanding Teen • State Fitness Winner Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen 2016 • Presidential Volunteer Service and Point of Light Awards recipient • Sabharwahl & Landherr Quality of Life Award Winner 2016 & 2017 • Citation of Appreciation, Kentucky House of Representatives

In addition, Noelle’s activities include: Project Lead the Way Bio-medical Academy • Youth Group Emmanuel Baptist Church • Family, Career, Community Leaders of America Vice-President • Break Through 4 a Buddy Founder and President • National Honor Society • Women's Choir • Concert Band • Marching Band/Colorguard Captain • HOSA - Future health Professionals • Beta Club
Founder and CEO of Break Through 4 a Buddy Inc. 501(c)3 • Founder and President of the Titan Buddy Club at Martha Layne Collins HS • Sunshine Sunday School class teacher at Emmanuel Baptist Church • Vacation Bible School preschool teacher at Christ Chapel at Churchill Downs • Director of monthly activities with Colonial Hall & Cedar Lake Assisted Living

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