|Governor's Scholars ready to make a difference
RELEASED: July 28, 2005
Miranda Curl from Louisville says that a class called Historical Analysis taught her to be more open-minded. "There are so many different people," Curl says. "I want to go back to my high school and teach about open-mindedness. There's a state, a world and a lot of things that are bigger than us."
Elizabeth Riley from Hopkinsville says her course in creative writing helped her learn to appreciate poetry. She says her favorite parts of GSP were the friends that she made and experiences she had. Her only disappointment with GSP, she says, was that, "you only have five weeks and that's really short when you think about it."
Karass Sydnor says she'll take back leadership skills when she returns to her Louisville high school. "I'm going to take part in more activities."
Like Sydnor, Whitney Kelly, also of Louisville, plans to take her newly found leadership skills to another level.
"I'm going to start a gay/straight alliance at my high school because people always pick on gay people," Kelly says. "I've always known that picking on them was wrong, but I never knew what to do about it. Now I know what to do."
Jesse Montgomery from Berea says he enjoyed meeting other gifted students his age. "I enjoyed learning how to interact in a group and community," he says. "My experience will make me more independent in my academic endeavors. I'm a big film person and we've had an incredible series with films from different nationalities and we had great discussions. This experience will encourage me to keep up with film study."
All scholars seem to agree they will miss new friends they've made and forever cherish the memories they have of the Governor's Scholars Program at Centre.
The 2005 scholars have the opportunity to reunite on Saturday, October 1 for GSP Day on Centre's campus. For more information, contact the admission office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-423-6236.
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