The title honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992 to 1997.
Local students who earned this prestigious designation are Sarah Hazelmyer and Melissa Starks, both of Trigg County High School.
“My congratulations go to these hardworking and deserving students for this tremendous academic accomplishment,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “A strong public education system builds the foundation for students to be successful in college and beyond, and I am grateful for the dedication and support of the faculty, administrators and the parents who helped these students succeed. I know they are proud of them today.”
As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for at least $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards.
KEES awards are funded by net Kentucky lottery proceeds and may be used at most colleges and universities in Kentucky. Students may access their KEES account information at www.kheaa.com by setting up a Zip Access account.
For more information about KEES, write to KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; call (800) 928-8926, extension 7394; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.kheaa.com.
(Information for this staff report was contributed by Lori Powers, KHEAA media contact.)