Greenup County High School juniors, Raini Hall, Caroline McQuinn, Mason Furst, Ethan Gibson, Byron Nunley, and Zachary “Cohen” Underwood, have been accepted to the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. GSP is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students who are rising seniors. The program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.

Students must complete an application and be nominated by their school districts to be considered for admission. Selection for the program is highly competitive, with an application process similar to that of prestigious colleges and universities. Potential candidates must submit an academic profile that includes difficulty of course load, GPA, and at least one standardized test score. In addition, the application requires an outline of all extra-curricular activities, a history of volunteer service, and a list of job positions held.