Student speaker named MSU’s fall Commencement ceremony


MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – An Ohio native was named the student speaker for Morehead State University’s 2019 Fall Commencement ceremony.

Sarah Young, who graduated from Fayetteville High School with a graduating class of 67, said she saw going from a small high school to a university like MSU as a reason to use her interests and outgoing personality to make connections and get involved.

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“I never thought of a bigger environment being any different,” Young said. “You see people and you socialize with them. You see something you’re interested in and then you do it. “I’m really, really going to miss getting that diversity of all my interests.”

The university says Young will be graduating with two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies with a minor in philosophy.

Young plans to enroll in law school at the University of South Dakota, where she also may earn a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. She has career goals to become a trial lawyer or a defense attorney in criminal law.

“I’ve made some really genuine connections and really great memories here, and it does feel really weird that it won’t be too much longer that I won’t get to see the same people that I have for the past four years,” Young said. “This campus is so inclusive. What I think is so important about Morehead State is it’s such a community and I really think it is an undersold value.”

The ceremony takes place at 10:30 a.m. December 14, at the Academic-Athletic Center in Morehead.