During the summer before the 2017-2018 school year, three outstanding Wayne County High School seniors attended the Governor’s Scholars Program. Split up over three colleges, the program is a five-week intensive of a variety of academics offered to the top one-thousand or so students of Kentucky. The following students were selected from over two-thousand applicants to attend.
Kyle Skeese attended the program at Northern Kentucky University. His focus area was Biological Environment Issues. While at the college, Kyle participated in a variety of field trips and group activities, including a field trip to the Newport aquarium. The group participated in a primitive camping event, in which they cooked outdoors and slept in sleeping bags. Kyle is the son of Johnny and Carol Skeese. He has a 4.0 GPA and a 31 on the ACT. Kyle plans to attend Western Kentucky University after high school, as they have a very good Geology Program. At school Kyle participates in FCA, is on the Tennis Team, and takes a variety of college classes. In earlier years he was selected as a Rogers Explorers student.
Hunter Davis attended the program at Moorehead State University with a focus in Physical Science. At Moorehead, Hunter studied composition and experimented on how things are made and produced. They created concrete boats and tested them out on Eagle Lake, located on Moorehead’s campus because they were studying the composition of concrete. Teachers showed them videos of genetic modifications for humans. Hunter also participated in a debate class. He has a 4.0 GPA and a 24 on the ACT, though he is working to improve his score. At school Hunter participates in both FCA and FFA. Hunter is a former Rogers Scholar, ELI, and Rogers Explorers participant. He enjoys spending his time outdoors in activities such as horseback riding. Hunter is the son of Diane and Edgar Davis.
Elsa Dishman attended the program at Murray State University. Her focus area was Germanic Expression, or drama. The first big milestone of her experience was participating in a three-act play. Elsa is very invested in the arts and hadn’t been able to participate in anything drama related up to this point, and very much enjoyed this opportunity to be well-rounded. An unexpected event that took place while she was there was an explosion in one of the dorms. There had been a gas leak that caused a generator to blow up – though only one person was hurt and there were no fatalities. While there she was able to reconnect with a few people she had met at HOBY the year before. Elsa is the daughter of Elsa Benicta Powell. She has been in the Wayne County band for seven years and in Marching Band for six, in which she plays the marimba. Elsa has had eight years of piano lessons and is very musically inclined. At school Elsa participates in GT, LEAD, and STLP. She has a 29 on the ACT and a 4.0 GPA. Her hobbies include anything music-related and reading. She intends to attend Campbellsville University on a full scholarship from GSP.
Hunter Davis is recognized at the September Wayne County Board of Education meeting for his accomplishments at GSP
At the board meeting, Hunter spoke about GSP life at Moorehead University
Kyle receiving his GSP recognition award
Kyle talked about his experience at Northern Kentucky University
Elsa Dishman receiving her award
Elsa told of events during her time at Murray State University