1,078 high school juniors participated in five-week program
FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 9, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated the 1,078 outstanding Kentucky high school rising seniors, representing 118 counties of Kentucky, who received their certificates for completing this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program.
“The Governor’s Scholars program gives Kentucky students a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover different points of view while interacting with others and learning new disciplines,” said Gov. Bevin. “Congratulations to these students from every corner of the Commonwealth on completing this nationally recognized program.”
A statewide selection committee chooses the participants for the nationally recognized program from nominations submitted from each Kentucky school district. Selection criteria include academic records and test scores, teacher and community recommendations, extracurricular and service activities, and a writing entry. The program is free to those who attend.
This year, in its 35th summer, the Governor’s Scholars Program was hosted by Morehead State University from June 18 to July 22; at Murray State University from June 24 to July 28; and at Northern Kentucky University from June 25 to July 29.
Scholars balance a busy academic schedule in the sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities and the arts with a variety of co-curricular and residential activities. They participated in community improvement projects, seminars, and other student-initiated activities throughout their five weeks.