As Senator Jeff Green scholars, they are eligible for $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards, meaning they can get $10,000 toward their college expenses.
The title honors the late State Senator Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the General Assembly from 1992 to 1997.
Local students who earned this prestigious designation are Chris Fotopulos, Savannah Galloway, Jennifer Martin and Evan Roberts, all of Cadiz.
KEES awards can be used at most colleges and universities in Kentucky. In some cases, they can be used at out-of-state schools if the major the student is studying isn't available in Kentucky. In addition, students don't have to apply for a KEES award, which is funded by the Kentucky Lottery.
Students can access their KEES account information on www.kheaa.com.