Taylor Lynn Davis, Kanisha Paige Frye and Austin Porter Hart were among those that attended the program for five weeks during June and July.
“The Governor’s Scholars Program is an outstanding educational experience for Kentucky and one that I’m proud to say both of my sons had the opportunity to enjoy,” Beshear said. “My congratulations to those young Kentuckians who had the great opportunity to share in this exciting program.”
By participating, students have the unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover different points of view while interacting with other students and learning new disciplines.
A statewide selection committee chose the participants for the nationally recognized program from nominations submitted from each Kentucky school district. Selection criteria included academic records and test scores, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities and essays. The program is free to those who attend.
Scholars spend five weeks on a college campus during the program, which this year was spent at Morehead State University in Morehead from June 20 – July 24; at Bellermine University in Louisville from June 21 – July 25; and at Centre College in Danville from June 28 – Aug. 1.
Scholars balance a busy academic schedule in the sciences, mathematics, humanities and the arts with a variety of co-curricular activities and a rich residential life. They participated in community improvement projects, seminars and other activities often initiated by the students themselves.
(Information for the staff report was contributed by Aris Cedeño of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program.)