Four BCHS Students Attend Governor's Scholars Program
Governor Steve Beshear today congratulated the 1,060 outstanding Kentucky high school juniors who attended this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program for five weeks in June and July.
“The Governor’s Scholars Program is an outstanding educational experience for Kentucky, and one I’m proud to say both of my sons had the opportunity to enjoy years ago,” Gov. Beshear said. “My congratulations go out to those young Kentuckians who had the great opportunity to share in this exciting program.”
By participating, students have the unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover different points of view while interacting with other students and learning new disciplines.
Four Butler County High School students participated in GSP:
Tristan Elmore – son of Felicia and Scott Elmore
Chanda Hampton – daughter of Jan and Steve Hampton
Kayley Jarboe – daughter of Leslie Adkins and Kevin Jarboe
Tyler Johnson – son of Robbie and Brian Johnson
A statewide selection committee chose the participants for the nationally recognized program from nominations submitted from each Kentucky school district. Selection criteria included academic records and test scores, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities and essays. The program is free to those who attend.
Scholars spend five weeks on a college campus during the program, which this year was held at Morehead State University, in Morehead, from June 16 to July 20; at Murray State University, in Murray, from June 22 to July 26; and at Bellarmine University, in Louisville, from June 23 to July 27.
Scholars balance a busy academic schedule in the sciences, mathematics, humanities and the arts with a variety of co-curricular activities and a rich residential life. They participated in community improvement projects, seminars and other activities often initiated by the students themselves.