GCHS juniors selected as Governor's Scholars 1

The two Grayson County High School students selected for this year’s Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and the four chosen as alternates are pictured together on the GCHS lawn. Pictured, from left, are Mikayla Clemons, Karley Tilford, Jenna Lucas, Chase Richardson, Zoe Coles and Ellie Evans.

It was announced this week that two Grayson County High School juniors have been selected to participate in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program this summer, with an additional four students currently on the alternate list.

Juniors Jenna Lucas and Chase Richardson have been selected to attend this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP), while Mikayla Clemons, Zoe Coles, Ellie Evans, and Karley Tilford have been selected as alternates.

GSP is a residential program for outstanding Kentucky high school students who are rising seniors. The program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home.

Students selected must be nominated by their high schools and then compete on a statewide level. Only 1,020 are selected from all applicants.

This year’s sessions will be held on the campuses of Centre College, as well as Bellarmine and Morehead universities.

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