Governor's Scholars: building ovens, baking bread
DANVILLE, KY -- One group of Kentucky Governor's Scholars on the Centre campus has learned the value of food by getting back to basics -- they've built two ovens and succeeded at making their own bread from scratch. Next step -- build another oven and prepare 150 homemade pizzas to feed the entire GSP community on Saturday evening. Teachers Andrew Glendening and Eileen Abel say their students will be ready by Saturday when they intend to furnish the food for a GSP feast and carnival. Along the way, says Glendening, the students have learned not just about the value of food but about leadership, collaborative work, and what he calls a "healthy fearlessness ... the awareness that you can do things you've never tried before."
GSP will host several public events next week: an address by Gordon Davies of the Kentucky Council on Higher Education (Wednesday, July 21, 1:30 p.m., Weisiger Theatre); and a video-lecture by Kentucky resident and former astronaut Storey Musgrave (Wednesday, July 21, 8 p.m., Newlin Hall), followed by a "Star Party" on the lawn of the Norton Center.
GSP is an academic enrichment program provided for outstanding students who have completed their junior year in high school. Centre currently is hosting more than 350 GSP students for a five-week residential experience. The program concludes July 30.
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