Spencer County High announces three students chosen for Governor’s Scholars’ program

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Spencer County High School has announced the names of three students who have been selected to participate in Governor’s Scholars’ summer program for 2012.
The selected students are Shelby Hall, daughter of Danan and Cheryl Hall;  Bryce Martin, son of Dwight and Carla  Martin; Joshua Spencer, son of  Ivan and Mary Spencer.
Two students have been chosen as alternates and they are Emily Browning, daughter of William and Mary Browning, and Grace Coy, daughter of Michael and Bonnie Coy.
These students were nominated by SCHS after a very competitive process at the school district level. Their applications were then sent to the state level where they competed 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 is fortunate to have these students selected for this program again this year.  Shelby, Bryce and Joshua are outstanding representatives, not only for our school but for our community as well.  As shown through their excellent applications, these students are our future and we congratulate them on their hard work, determination and academic achievement.  

—Submitted by Joy Thompson