Three students were recognized during the regular Bell County School Board meeting Tuesday. William Bowling, Kelly Brown and Austin Gambrel were recognized for completing the Governor’s Scholar Program.
According to KY.gov, the Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home.
Students who are selected attend the program without charge. In the spirit of partnership, the Office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise come together to provide the financial support for the program.
The program also carries scholarship opportunity awards pending the college selected by the recipient.
Three teachers in the Bell School District were also recognized during the board meeting as well. Lisa Redmon, Thomas Heck and Darcye Hensley were awarded the Excellence in Teaching award from Campbellsville University. These three teachers were nominated by other teachers in the district.
According to the Campbellsville University website, the Excellence in Teaching (EIT) awards program began in 1987. The purpose of the EIT program is to recognize quality teaching and learning taking place throughout Kentucky.
Through the awards program, the University honors teachers in each grade level (pre-school/elementary, middle, and secondary) selected by their district. Over 2,000 teachers have been honored since the program’s inception.
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