Logan County High School students Madison Alvis, Ashley Binkley, Kelsey Coleman, Sarah Edgar, Maegann Hardison, and Chandler Larson participated in the 2014 Governor’s Scholars Program this summer.
The Governor’s Scholars program is a nationally recognized five-week summer residency program which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to study and interact with faculty members from three of Kentucky’s colleges. Scholars balance a busy academic schedule in the sciences, mathematics, and humanities with a variety of co-curricular activities and a rich residential life on campus. They participate in community projects, seminars, and other activities that are often initiated by the students themselves.
A statewide selection committee chose participates for the program from nominations submitted from each Kentucky school district. LCHS was allowed to submit nine nominations and six of our students were chosen to participate. Selection criteria included academic records and test scores, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities, and essays. The program is free to those who attend. Depending on the college the student chooses to attend after high school, each participate could get all of his or her tuition paid for through this program.
Madison Alvis is the daughter of Daniel and Stephanie Alvis. Madison is a member of the BETA club, Student Council, Cougars for Christ, YES club, FCCLA, and the girls’ basketball team. She is also a member of her church youth group and the Honduras Mission Team. Madison’s plans after high school are to attend a college in Kentucky and major in biology and enter into physical therapy school. She would also like to continue her mission work in Honduras.
Ashley Brinkley is the daughter of Bill and Donitta Brinkley. Ashley is a member of Cougars for Christ, Student Council, FFA as vice president, Yearbook staff as co-editor, and the tennis team. She is also a member of the Woodburn Baptist youth group and volunteers at Emily’s Closet. She has also been on a mission trip to Puerto Rico. After high school, Ashley plans to attend the Honor’s College at Western Kentucky University or University of Kentucky and major in accounting.
Kelsey Coleman is the daughter of Mark and Alison Coleman. Kelsey is a member of Student Council, the BETA club, FCCLA, Yearbook staff as the editor, the soccer team, tennis team, and a cheerleader. She is also a member of the New Friendship Baptist youth group and does mission work with the Haiti Mission Team, Memphis Street Reach, and with Feed the Children. Kelsey plans to attend Western Kentucky University and major in nursing.
Sarah Edgar is the daughter of Mark and Claire Edgar. Sarah is a member of the BETA club, Cougars for Christ, FFA, and is the Logan Leadership representative from LCHS. She is also a member of the Southern Heights youth group. Sarah plans to attend either Western Kentucky University or the University of Tampa and double major in international business and general communications.
Maegann Hardison is the daughter of Chad and Kelly Hardison. Maegann is a member of the BETA club, FBLA, YES club, Cougars for Christ, and the basketball team. She is also a member of Pleasant Union youth group. Maegann plans to attend Murray State University and major in psychology.
Chandler Larson is the daughter of Norm and Lisa Larson. Chandler is a member of the BETA club, FCCLA, FBLA, YES club, Student Council, PEP club, Logan County Republican Club, and on the tennis team. She is also a member of the Southern Heights youth group and serves as a bible study leader. Chandler plans to attend a college in Kentucky, but has not decided on a major at this time.
Congratulations to these six young ladies.