|Highlands students Bonny Lemma and Savannah Brady participated in the Governor's Scholars Program over the summer.|
--> The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program is a five-week summer study program designed to nurture talented Kentucky students and keep them interested in remaining in the state for their college and careers.
Three Highland High School were selected to participate in the program over the summer: Savannah Brady, Bonny Lemma and Griffin Leighty.
More than 1,000 high school juniors from across the state are selected each year to attend classes at one of three college campuses over the summer before their senior year. In addition to classes, the students have the opportunity to preview college life.
Students are selected based on a well-rounded set of criteria including academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, volunteerism and personal integrity.
Host colleges differ each year. For 2018 the selected colleges are Morehead State University in Morehead, Murray State University Murray and Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights.
Students are assigned to a campus based on their interests and a variety of other factors designed to encourage and promote opportunities to meet others from across the state.
From a wide range of study topics, students choose three possible areas of interest. Architecture, biology, ecology, business, creative writing, drama and engineering are some of the 24 subjects on offer. In addition to academic study, students enjoy a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities including guest speakers, performances and field trips.