|Governor's Scholars reflect on great summer
RELEASED: July 29, 2004
DANVILLE, KYA summer of education and fun is coming to a close for the 2004 Governor's Scholars.
The five-week program held on Centre's campus will wrap up Saturday. The scholars say they will depart with new friendships as well as a better understanding of college life and the world around them.
"GSP helped me to open up and see the different opinions and beliefs that people have," says GSP student Brad Hart. "And I'll also miss the hands-on and interactive classes."
GSP's "Smorgasbord" classes were a hit. The scholars could sign up for a new class every week with a different teacher. The classes would gather once a week for a about an hour. Some of the class topics included the Art of Walking, Mathematics as Music, Singing Songs of War and Peace, and Understanding Silence: Learning Deaf Culture.
"I liked getting a brief introduction to something I wouldn't normally study and having different professors," Emily Robinson says.
The program gives students a sample of college life and what to expect in the future.
"GSP has been a good atmosphere because everyone wants to learn," Jeremy Snyder says. "We're learning to balance our time, money and the social aspect."
Avani Dholakia agrees.
"The relaxed classroom setting and discussion groups as well as learning time management and how to deal with all types of people will help me in college," she says. "I also have new memories with friends and a new perspective on social and political issues."
The GSP environment, students say, is one of acceptance.
"People can be who they are here," Priya Jain says. "No one knows your background and people are much more accepting of each other."
For many of the scholars, the program has gone by too quickly and they're reluctant to pack their bags and say good-bye.
"I was apprehensive about coming but now I don't want to leave," Colin Carroll says. "I've met so many people that I'd like to continue talking with."
For more on the program, visit http://www.kygsp.org/
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