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Highlands Students Accepted to Summer Governor's Programs




(April 18, 2019) Highlands High School (HHS) is honored to announce the students who have been accepted into Governor’s summer programs.


HHS juniors accepted into the Governor’s Scholar Program (GSP) are


Tyler Brown

Sawyer Depp

Adam Groneck

Amy Herfel

Austin Hyder

Hiren Lemma

Davis Recht

Mehryn Toole

Abigail Verst


GSP is a six-week summer residential program held for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. GSP programs are held on three different university campuses – Bellarmine University, Centre College or Morehead State University.


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.


HHS students accepted into the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) program are


Wyatt Richards – Film & Photography


GSA Alternates

Blake Egan – Visual Art

Hank Slaby – Vocal Music

Ella Barnes – Film & Photography


GSA students participate in a three-week program located at University of Kentucky in Lexington during which the rising juniors and seniors are offered in-depth instruction in one of nine areas: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, film and photography, instrumental music, musical theatre, visual art or vocal music. The student artists are immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips.




(April 22, 2019) Highlands High School (HHS) is honored to announce the students who have been accepted into Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs.


HHS juniors accepted into the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) are

Molly Bucher

Megan Farney

David Herfel

Elizabeth Roeding


GSE is a three-week summer residential program where young entrepreneurs, working in teams, take an idea and utilize STEAM and enterprise skills to create a service or product. Teams build a feasible business model around their idea. 


This year’s GSE program will be held on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.




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