Special to the Digital Devil by Journalism I student Clayton Rhoads (11)
Returning from spring break means one big thing for a select group of junior students, the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP.) The thirteen applicants who made it past the school round anxiously wait to see if they get in. The application process is long, hard, and grueling with many writing prompts and essays. It is a prestigious honor to be selected in this program. April 11th is the date when the applicants will be notified if they get in or not.
GSP is a six week program in the summer where students reside at a college in Kentucky and take classes of their choice. During the program, students participate in many excursions such as going to museums and hiking Red River Gorge. Students get to meet other like-minded students from all around the state and participate in leadership activities.
Nolia Williams, a junior applicant for the program said she applied because she thought it was a really cool opportunity and she knows a lot of people that do it. She is also interested in it because she can make “many lifelong friends.” She also said she hopes she gets in but is preparing herself for failure.
Radley Worth, another honors student at OHS, disagrees with Nolia, saying the program sounds like “an enormous waste of time.” He also said that if he wanted a scholarship he would work hard in school rather than go to this program.
The dates of GSP are normal from mid-June to late-July. The schools that will be hosting the select group of students this year will be Centre College in Danville, Morehead State in Morehead, and Bellarmine University in Louisville.
Last Thursday, the students were notified if they were accepted. Owensboro High School has six students who got accepted into GSP. The students are Clayton Rhoads, Lucy Swenson, Olivia Swenson, Nathan Reynolds, Sydney Ladd, and Ja Seng Paukum.