RHS' Slack and West named Governor's Scholars

Posted on April 16, 2019 10:06 AM

Russellville High School’s 2019 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars have been announced. Rising eniors Benjamin Slack and Brandy West have been selected.

Ben is the son of Bethanie Hargett-Slack, RHS English teacher, and Glenn Slack. Brandy is the daughter of Billy and Sandy West.

The Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program (GSP) is an attempt to keep "the brightest" high school seniors within the state of Kentucky. It is a five-week program over the summer for these students between their junior and senior years of high school. Prospective juniors must have high academic achievement, including standardized test scores, and be active in their community. In addition, students must write an essay to be accepted. The program itself consists of various classes and other school activities.

Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Upon completing the program, the 1000 seniors that are selected yearly are eligible to receive scholarships to any in-state public university.

“These two Panthers were chosen from a group of 1,863 applicants from across the state, and we couldn’t be more proud of them for being selected for this honor!” says Russellville Schools Public Information Director Penni Nugent.

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