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The Governor’s Scholars Program of Kentucky recently announced that five Spencer County students were selected to participate in this year’s prestigious summer program.
Four are from Spencer County High School. The selected scholars are Krysten Barlow, daughter of Michele and Steve Barlow; Sarah Bowman, daughter of Connie and Steve Bowman; Caleb Fulkerson, son of Tammy and Mike Fulkerson; and Jeremy Staab, son of Sharron and Jeffrey Staab.
These students were, first of all, nominated by SCHS after a competitive process at the district level. Their applications were then sent to state where they competed with other students from across Kentucky.
Spencer Countian Jacob Tipton, a student at Cornerstone Christian Academy, also was selected to attend GSP this summer. Tipton is the son of Martha and James Allen Tipton.
The Governor’s Scholars Program strives to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders and to create models of educational excellence for teachers and students. Students participate in a stimulating, five-week, residential summer program. The college campuses for 2013 are Bellarmine University in Louisvile, Morehead State University in Morehead and Murray State University in Murray.
Governor’s Scholars live in college residence halls. They balance a busy academic schedule in the classroom with a variety of co-curricular activities and a rich residential life.
Noted scientists, writers, thinkers, and business, government and educational leaders visit, speak and serve as role models.
Student productions, publications, research experiments and field trips enhance the curriculum.
Established in 1983, the popular program provides academic and personal growth in a challenging, non-traditional experience that balances a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience.
Another benefit of selection to the Governor’s Scholars Program is that many colleges and universities from across the state offer scholarships to those students who complete the five-week summer program. These scholarships are for varied amounts and may require a certain grade average or test score for eligibility.