Juniors from eight area high schools have been selected to participate in the 2004 Governor's Scholar program.
The 22 area students were among 1,000 juniors to be selected out of approximately 1,600 recommended by high school officials.
To be eligible for nomination and selection, a student must be in the 11th grade at the time of selection and be enrolled in a public or private high school accredited with the state of Kentucky, be a current resident of Kentucky, intend to return to his or her present school district for the next school term and have taken the ACT, PSAT or SAT test. There is no minimum score requirement.
The Governor's Scholars Program provides a five-week, residential summer program for outstanding Kentucky students completing their junior year in high school. Established in 1983, the program offers opportunity for academic and personal growth through non-traditional experiences balancing a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Those selected attend the program free of charge.