Rebecca Ratliff is a 17-year-old junior at Betsy Layne High School in Betsy Layne, Kentucky. Rebecca is an active member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, 4H Teen Council, and CLUE (Champion Leaders UNITE Everyone) Club. She is the co-editor of the school newspaper and editor of the commentary page. She has had two poems published through the International Poetry Society; one as a part of the anthology The Best Poems and Poets of 2005. As a sophomore she was chosen to represent her school at the Kentucky High O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) and also as a participant in the Dow Jones Journalism workshop in the University of Kentucky campus. She was also chosen to be a part of the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership program.