|Scholars pleased with their taste of college
RELEASED: July. 24, 2003
DANVILLE, KYOn Saturday, five weeks of education, fun and freedom come to a close for the Governor's Scholars Program participants at Centre College.
As the students pack their bags and head to their hometowns, they take more with them than just the academic knowledge they gained.
This summer the scholars attended classes, lived in the residence halls, experienced having a roommate, ate at the dining hall and enjoyed a variety of social activities. For many of the participants, GSP was a taste of what their college years will entail.
"GSP is a good experience to get ready for college," Tyler Herman said. "It teaches you how to get along and be social."
Kendall Stocke said at GSP one learns "how to be on your own and take care of yourself. Be more independent."
Inside and outside of the classroompatience, punctuality, open-mindedness, involvement, acceptance and perseverancewere just a few lessons GSP students learned that are sure to enhance their high school and college experiences.
"Everybody can have different opinions," Katie Huddleston said. "It's OK to disagree as long as we have respect and compassion for others and their ideas and opinions. Everyone is really open-mindednever any anger or animosityjust acceptance."
The scholars also take with them new friendships, memories and self-confidence.
"I learned to be more friendly and open up," Kelly Eisenmenger said. "You're forced to meet new people here."
GSP proved it's a place to break down walls and barriers and express yourself.
"When you come here you can be yourself," Zach Warriner said. "You can be open and talk to people about what you think."
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