Breathitt High School is extremely proud of Anjayla Savannah Baker and Darren Noble for being accepted into the Governor’s Scholars Program. This is a great accomplishment, and we wish you much success. Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students prior to their senior year. The program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders. Students will reside on college campuses for a few weeks this summer and their threefold curriculum will include a focus area, general studies, and seminar. Students are challenged to examine and nurture their sense of learning and leadership. Selection for GSP is highly competitive, with an application process similar to that of prestigious colleges and universities. It includes academic profile, GPA, ACT scores, extracurricular activities, volunteer services, job positions, teacher recommendations, community recommendations, and writing entry. Students compete state-wide for a position in the GSP summer program.
When asked how she felt about being accepted into GSP, Savannah stated, “I am truly honored to be accepted to GSP this year. Becoming a Governor’s Scholar has been a goal I have had for as long as I can remember. I had several older friends who had gone through this program in past years. When I applied I had no idea about becoming a delegate for the National Academy of Future Physicians in Boston, Massachusetts. I will be able to learn a lot about health care. I have had a desire to become a doctor most of my life and hope to see my dreams come to fruition. While at GSP, I hope to experience leadership training with a focus on my future college and career goals as well as experience a taste of college life. Last year I was able to go to HOBY, which was a similar leadership program, and it was very inspirational. I’m excited to see my friends from there and make more lifelong friends.”
Darren commented, “It’s an honor, and I am excited for the opportunity. I want to thank my teachers and community members for their recommendations.”
Congratulations, Savannah and Darren!