Local high school students named Governor’s Scholar candidates

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Spencer County High School has announced the names of seven students who have been selected as candidates to participate in Governor’s Scholars’ summer program for 2012.

The selected students are:  Madolyn Bennett, daughter of Karen Florence;  Emily Browning, daughter of  William and Mary Browning; Grace Coy, daughter of  Michael and Bonnie Coy; Shelby Hall, daughter of  Danan and Cheryl Hall; Bryce Martin, son of Dwight and  Carla  Martin;  Joshua Spencer, son of  Ivan and Mary Spencer;  Bridgett Zanchi, daughter of  Keith and Ramona Zanchi. These students have been nominated by SCHS after a very competitive process at the school level.  Their applications have been sent to compete with top students from across the state.  
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.  Governor’s Scholars balance a busy academic schedule in the classroom with a variety of co-curricular activities, along with a rich residential life.  Noted scientists, writers, thinkers, 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.  
Another benefit of being selected to the Governor’s Scholar 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 GPA or test score for eligibility.  
SCHS had five students chosen in 2011.  The 2012 Governor’s Scholars will be announced in April.  

—Submitted by Laura Sturgeon