EDMONTON, Ky. (April 23, 2021) – Metcalfe County High School is pleased to announce six students have been selected to the 2021 Governor’s Scholars Program.
The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for rising seniors who have demonstrated outstanding high school careers. Started in 1983, its mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.
The following Metcalfe County High School students were selected to the program as scholars or alternates:
- Coleman Boling
- Braelyn Davis
- Shelby Thompson
- Claudia Bell (alternate)
- Carlie Howard (alternate)
- Dani York (alternate)
“We believe this is a record number of students from Metcalfe County selected to the prestigious Governor’s Scholars Program,” MCHS principal Clint Graham said. “We are proud of these six students and their accomplishments. This is an excellent learning opportunity, and we’re excited to find out how this program will help prepare them for the future.”
The Governor’s Scholars Program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. In order to participate, students must be nominated by their high schools and then compete on a statewide level.
More than 1,000 students will participate in this year’s program at either Bellarmine University, Centre College, or Morehead State University.
Coleman Boling is the son of Chris Boling and Holly Coleman. He says, “I am hoping that [the Governor’s Scholars Program] will help me find what I am passionate about in what I will do in the future.”
Coleman would like to study architectural design at Bellarmine University during GSP. His top three high school achievements are being named a Rogers Scholar, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, and serving as Beta president. His goal is to go to college and get a degree in computer science.
Braelyn Davis is the daughter of Jason and Allyson Davis. She says, “GSP is a great opportunity to visit a college and get a feel of the college life. I am excited for this.”
Braelyn would like to study business, accounting, and entrepreneurship at Centre College during GSP. Her top three high school achievements are ranking at the top of her class, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, and having perfect school attendance. Her goal is to attend college and become a physical therapist.
Shelby Thompson is the daughter of Jamie and Kathy Moss and Ray Thompson. She says, “I have always wanted to go to college and receive a doctorate in medicine, and GSP allows me to do that due to the scholarships offered. The scholarships and the doors that GSP opens will not only help financially but will allow me to get a better understanding of how college will be.”
Shelby would like to study health sciences at Centre College during GSP. Her top three high school achievements are receiving a 30 on the ACT, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, and taking multiple dual credits throughout her sophomore and junior years. Her goal is to attend WKU for four years to receive a degree in biochemistry, then attend medical school at the University of Louisville, specializing in gynecology or geriatrics.
Claudia Bell is the daughter of Julie Carter and Brandon and LeAnne Bell. She says, “GSP is the perfect opportunity to explore what life may be like after high school.”
Claudia would like to study health sciences at Centre College during GSP. Her top three high school achievements are maintaining a 4.0 GPA, being chosen for the Kentucky 4-H Performing Arts Troupe for three consecutive years, and working full-time while attending school virtually as a dual cred/AP student. Her goal is to attend Western Kentucky University to obtain a BSN and become a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Carlie Howard is the daughter of David and Jamie Howard. She says, “GSP was the perfect opportunity to prepare me for the upcoming major applications.”
Carlie would like to study psychology and behavioral studies at Centre College during GSP. Her top three high school achievements are being chosen for the 2019 all-region softball team, receiving the 2019 district cheerleading award, and serving as a student ambassador for two years. Her goal is to attend Western Kentucky University to further her studies in pediatric physical therapy.
Dani York is the daughter of Louis York. She says, “[The Governor’s Scholars Program] is a great opportunity to learn new skills toward my education.”
Dani would like to study health at Morehead State University during GSP. Her top three high school achievements are being named the drum major for the Metcalfe County Marching Band, receiving top grades, and performing theater. Her goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree in physical education.