At the September meeting of the Scott County Board of Education Superintendent Patricia Putty recognized outstanding students who participated in both the 2012 Governor’s Scholars Program and Governor’s School for the Arts. Also recognized were students who competed at the national Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) conference this summer.
Governor’s Scholars is an intensive academic residential program for incoming high school seniors. After recommendation from Scott County High School, 12 students were selected as part of a highly competitive state-wide application process. These students moved into a college dormitory on the campus of one of three participating colleges or universities in the state. The five week session focused study and collegial dialogue in an academic area of the student’s choice. The program started in 1983.
When asked what she gained from the Governor's Scholars Program, Senior Natalie Hewlett had a profound response. "My experience taught me not to be afraid of who I am and instead to embrace who I want to be."
Governor’s School for the Arts is a similar three week program which focuses instruction on the arts. Students select one of the following areas: Architecture, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, New Media, Visual Art or Vocal Music. Scott County Schools applauds the talent and dedication of three student artists from Scott County High School who participated in the 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts at Transylvania University.
Student Jonathan Barrett, appreciated the exposure Governor's School for the Arts provided in all of the content areas saying it really helped him fit the pieces together to see how he can make his goal for a career in music a reality.
Three students competed at the national level as part of the Elkhorn Crossing School HOSA program. Together they earned Second Place in Medical Assisting, Second Place in Sports Medicine and placed among the Top 10 in the nation for the Community Awareness Team Event.
The student spotlight is a highly anticipated portion of every regular meeting of the Scott County Board of Education.