Six JCHS Students Attend GSP and GSA-Haley Adams & Morgan Franklin
September 6, 2011By Claire Johnson of Johnson Central High School
By: Haley Adams &â€ˆMorgan Franklin
On June 19th through July 21st Claire Johnson, Dillon Jones, Olivia Ellis, James Saylor, Alex Lester, and Katie Halsey traveled to different colleges around the state of Kentucky to attend the prestigious Governor’s Scholar Program and the Governor’s School for the Arts.
Olivia Ellis, a JCHSâ€ˆsenior, said the experience was the best of both worlds. “ The atmosphere was laid back but also very studious.” Ellis stayed five weeks at Centre College where she majored in Historical Analysis.
Katie Halsey, a senior, attended GSPâ€ˆ at Bellarmine, and her major was astronomy. Halsey believes the GSP experience was “better than any high school environment imaginable, those unforgettable 5 weeks helped to shape me into the person I hope to be for the rest of my life.”
Senior Dillon Jones also went to Centre College for GSP
but majored in Environmental and Biological Issues. Jones’s experience was also positive, and he was especially thrilled at the prospect of the scholarship offers GSPâ€ˆbrings. “ The feeling of equality from the students was nice as was knowing I would get a free scholarship!”
Senior Alex Lester traveled to the west end of the state and attended GSPâ€ˆat Murray State University. With a major in Journalism, Lester admits that “This summer was the best summer of my life.”
Senior James Saylor attended GSP at Centre and studied Philosophy. Saylor agrees that GSPâ€ˆwas an amazing experience. "GSP was life changing. It was the best thing that could have happened to me, and my amazing five weeks there will not be forgotten."
Junior Claire Johnson was the only JCHSâ€ˆstudent to attend the Governor’s School for the Arts at Transylvania University. Johnson said her experience was “ life changing to say the least. To be surrounded by so many young artistic minds was inspiring. It challenged all of our artistic abilities to their fullest potential. You become part of an Art Community when you enter GSA, and I am so fortunate to have had this experience.”