Students selected as Governor’s Scholars

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Courtesy of Spencer County Public Schools

Spencer County High School has announced the names of six students who have been selected as nominees to represent SCHS in the Governor’s Scholars summer program for 2013.

The selected students are Krysten Barlow, daughter of Steve and Michele Barlow; Sarah Bowman, daughter of Steve and Connie Bowman; Tevis DeZern, son of Charles and Emma DeZern; Caleb Fulkerson, son of Mike and Tammy Fulkerson; Jeremy Staab, son of Sharron and Jeffrey Staab; and Jasmine Thomas, daughter of Paige and Scott Thomas.  
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.  
The 2013 Governor’s Scholars will be announced in April.