Campbellsville High School juniors Wyatt Houk, Alex Doss, Ryan Wiedewitsch and Bryce Richardson have been chosen to attend the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer.
And junior Madison Dial has been chosen as an alternate and may also attend the program.
The students will attend programs at either Morehead State, Murray State or Northern universities for five weeks this summer.
Though they don’t know yet when they will attend, what campus they will go to or what area of study they will focus on, the students say they are excited for the opportunity to attend the program.
Created in 1983, the goal of GSP is to provide academic and personal growth through a liberal arts program with a residential life experience. Students must complete an application to attend GSP, and those selected attend for free.
CHS Principal Kirby Smith said the GSP application process is extremely competitive.
The application includes academic achievement, a student profile to include extracurricular awards, community service and honors and awards, a writing entry and teacher and community recommendations.
Each school district is given a specific number of applications it can submit, based on enrollment.
CHS can submit four applications each year, and can ask permission to submit more. This year, five CHS students submitted applications.
About 2,000 high school students in Kentucky applied to attend GSP and a little more than 1,000 were chosen to attend.
Students apply during their junior year of high school, and attend the program the summer before their senior year.
Houk is the son of Kristie Graybeal and Josh Houk.
Doss is the son of Steve Doss, an exceptional child educator at CHS, and Dee Doss, who is a science teacher at CHS.
Wiedewitsch is the son of Mark and Beth Wiedewitsch, who is guidance counselor at Campbellsville Middle School.
Richardson is the son of Jeff Richardson, who is director of food service and director of pupil personnel at Campbellsville independent Schools, and Marlene Richardson.
And Dial is the daughter of Rebecca Cassell and Billy Dial.