Danville students explore talents with LCC program

November 30, 2003

In school and on weekends, Danville High School students are exploring their academic talent in new ways as they prepare for college and careers through the Lexington Community College Talent Search Project.

Talent Search provides academic counseling, cultural opportunities and information on colleges and jobs.

Participating students attend monthly workshops with an advisor, covering topics such as study skills, stress management, and financial aid.

"We try to make the workshops both interesting and beneficial," said Allison Elliott, the Talent Search Project educational advisor working with Danville students. "Our goal is to find out what information students need to make informed decisions about their careers and education then deliver that in a user-friendly format."

Students also can apply for field trips including college visits and cultural events. Day trips take place on weekends, and out-of-state trips are planned during school breaks.

"Danville students are enthusiastic and have the support of their guidance office and administration, so any advisor would be lucky to work with this school," said Elliott, a Centre College graduate and Liberty native. "I particularly enjoy working in the Danville community since it feels like my adopted hometown."


The Talent Search Project serves more than 900 students in eight counties throughout Central Kentucky. Twenty-two Danville students participate.

Students are nominated for Talent Search by their teachers and counselors based on their academic potential. At least two-thirds of participants must meet federal income guidelines and have the potential to be the first in their families to graduate from college.

For more information about the Talent Search Project, visit

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