Ten camps are offered for vocal, wind, string, guitar, steel drum and piano students from across the nation at both the middle school and high school level.
The camp faculty is composed of EKU music faculty and professional musicians and music educators from across the country. The camp maintains an active scholarship/financial aid program.
A significantly high percentage of Foster Camp participants earn scholarships to study in college. Students participating include, Scott Sams, Wilmore, Richie Powers, Emmalee Huzi, Jessica Abercrombie, Jessica Meek, Lindsey Burton, Celine Marx, JoAnn Swintosky and Katie Sutton, all of Nicholasville.
Three local students chosen to participate in Governor's School for the Arts
Three local students have been chosen to participate in the Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts, June 21 to July 11 at Transylvania University.
Dylan Harrison of East Jessamine High School, vocal music, Devin Baier of West Jessamine High School, dance, and homeschool student Daniel Royster, visual arts, will join 222 student artists from 51 Kentucky counties for the three-week program.
Since 1987 students at the school have been will be immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions. Instruction is offered in nine disciplines: Architecture, Creative Writing, Dance,
Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, New Media, Visual Arts and Vocal Music. The program culminates on July 11 with an all-day festival that celebrates the achievements of Kentucky's young artists. Additionally, twenty colleges and universities currently offer scholarships to alumni of GSA.
Woods to participate in Pre-Teen Academic
Brittany Dawn Woods, the daughter of Lisa Major and Jim Woods has been selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen Kentucky Academic and Enrichment Program July 31-Aug 2 in Lexington.
Pre-Teen Kentucky will award more than $5,000 in educational savings bonds, prizes and awards. State Finalists will be evaluated on academic achievement, volunteer service to community, school honors and activities, development of personal skills and abilities, general knowledge assessment, communicative ability and on-stage acknowledgment of accomplishments.
The programs is by invitation only for girls ages 7-12 based on their school academic records, awards and honors won and/or participation in outside activities. Also some students were invited who have been recognized publicly for their outstanding personal achievements, volunteer services, school involvement, leadership abilities and creative talents.
Brumfield, Richardson receive Transy awards
Two local students were recognized at Transylvania University's annual awards program.
Jacob Brumfield was given the Junior Class Award, which is presented annually to the student in each class with the highest cumulative grade point average. Brumfield, a business administration major, is the son of James and Janet Brumfield of Wilmore.
Lee Richardson was given the Kappa Alpha Vincent Mongiardo Cup, which recognizes a first-year man of character, leadership and academic competence. Richardson is the son of Mary Richardson of Nicholasville.