Released: June 22, 1999
Governor's Scholars Program begins at Centre College
DANVILLE, KY- High school students from every county in Kentucky will arrive on the Centre College campus Sunday, June 27, to begin the 1999 Governor's Scholars Program. A total of 352 students were selected for the five-week program at Centre, and they will become immersed in the study of topics that range from philosophy to Japanese.
Every scholar will choose a major field of study, selecting from broad themes such as "Biological Issues," "The Fine Arts" or "Historical Analysis." The coursework in each major is built around morning seminars taught by faculty members drawn from colleges, universities and high schools throughout Kentucky and beyond.
Each GSP student also has a minor field of study, and all of this year's minors focus on the themes of service-learning and leadership. Some students are donating community service to a tutoring and enrichment program for elementary school students, some are working on a local wetland and others will do archaeology work at Shakertown and Perryville.
Milton Reigelman, professor of English and director of international programs at Centre, is serving as dean of the GSP program at Centre for the tenth year.
The GSP program at Centre also is staffed by 24 faculty members and 25 resident advisors, many of whom are students at Kentucky colleges and universities.
Among the special features of this year's GSP program at Centre: a re-enactment of the Civil War battle at Perryville and a poetry reading by Kentucky poetry laureate Richard Taylor.
Sherleen Sisney is statewide director of the Governor's Scholars Program. Another GSP campus is located this summer at Northern Kentucky University.
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