Nine Highlands High juniors have been accepted to attend the 2020 Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program.
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By Robin Gee
A total of nine Highlands High School juniors have been accepted into the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program for 2020. Students are nominated by their schools for academic achievement as well as extracurricular activities. Overall, the program seeks applicants that show well-rounded promise for their senior year.
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Applications are competitive. In addition to information on academics and activities, students must also submit an original essay. The program accepts only half of the 2,000 applications received each year from across the state.
The program normally runs for five weeks over the summer with students divided among three college campuses —Bellarmine University in Louisville, Centre College in Danville and Morehead State University. In years past, Highlands students were split up with one-third going to each institution.
Plans continue for 2020 as organizers monitor health and safety guidelines
At this time, organizers say the Governor’s Scholars Program is scheduled to proceed as planned, but they are monitoring the situation. The time frame being considered is the last few days of June and the month of July.
He noted more information will be made available soon and for participants to check the program’s website often.
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