The students from the Clark County School District applied for the program, and all students were selected to participate.
Patricia Rosenthal, assistant superintendent, said it was great to see all the applicants selected for the program, despite the program cutting back.
"We were happy to see all of ours go through," Rosenthal said. "It's a real honor."
The students selected for the program are Caitlin Bailey, Kaitlin Boldt, Catlyn Easterling, Kayla Jones, Emilee Kerr, Evan Menchin, Kelsey Palmer, Alyshia Powell, Sarah Pritchett, Chandler Thomas, Hana Pran and Isabel Yon.
The schools participating in the program are Morehead State University, Bellarmine University and Centre College.
Evan Menchin, who will attend Bellarmine University, said he was very excited and honored to be accepted into the program.
"I get to go with other students who have the same abilities as me -Â some of the brightest kids in Kentucky," Menchin said.
Rosenthal said the students would take courses in their area of interest.
Menchin, who leaves for Bellarmine on Sunday, said his focus would be in physical science, engineering and architectural design.
"I get to make new friends and maybe come out with a new career path," Menchin said.
Boldt plans to study cultural anthropology.
According to scholar program's Web site, www.kygsp.org, the program is a five-week, residential summer program for students completing their junior year in high school.
The students were selected based on their academic performance and criteria, which includes grades, ACT and PSAT scores, test scores, extra curriculum and activities in the community. They will live on campus to experience the college life.
Boldt said she looked forward to experiencing campus life and gaining new lessons.
"I will come away with learning life lessons to help me to become a leader in my community," she said.
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