Fort Thomas Independent Schools
28 North Fort Thomas Avenue
Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075-1555
Phone: (859) 781-3333 Fax: (859) 442-4016
Contact: Peggie Hughes
HIGHLANDS’ STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS PROGRAM
(April 16, 2012) Highlands High School juniors Tyler F., Olivia G., Mackenzie H., Madison K., Samantha R. and Jason T. have been accepted into the 2012 Governor’s Scholars Program.
The Governor’s Scholars Program is a six (6) week summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. In order to participate in the Program, students must be nominated by their high schools and then compete on a state-wide level. In addition to an academic profile that includes difficulty of course load, GPA, and at least one standardized test score, the application requires an outline of all extracurricular activities, a history of volunteer service, and a list of job positions held. Teacher recommendations include both quantitative evaluation and qualitative descriptions of the student’s performance and potential. The final component of the application is an original essay.