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GSP, GSA and GSE students.
GSP, GSA and GSE students.

From left: Anna Sparrow (pictured individually), Emilee Beauman, Londyn Jackson, Kendall Carver, Carmindy Phillips, Evan Sanders, Jackson Erwin, Carsen Wastell, Henry Pennington and Sam Wilson.


The Danville Independent School District would like to give a huge congratulations to the 10 Danville High School students who were selected for Governor's residential programs this summer. The Governor's Scholars Program, Governor's School for the Arts and Governor's School for Entrepreneurs are competitive and prestigious programs offered to high school students from around the state each year. 

GSP is a five-week summer program for rising seniors, to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders. Congratulations to juniors Kendall Carver, Jackson Erwin, Evan Sanders and Carsen Wastell. 

“I’m really excited,” Carver said about GSP. “Both of my brothers went, so I heard about what a great experience it was, and I’m excited to go, to make connections, to meet people and to learn.”

Carver said the application process was extensive and included an essay, logging community service hours and honors received, recommendations from a DHS staff member and a community member, grades and test scores, and more. 

Sanders said about GSP, “There are amazing benefits from it — really comprehensive scholarships are probably the most obvious. That’s a really big opportunity, and I’m glad I got in.”

“I’d like to give appreciation for all the people who supported me through the really lengthy and tedious application process,” Sanders said. “My teachers gave me a lot of support.”

GSA provides hands-on arts opportunities for students who excel in the arts. Congratulations to sophomore Emilee Beauman (vocal music), sophomore Londyn Jackson (musical theater), junior Carmindy Phillips (creative writing), sophomore Anna Sparrow (musical theater), and junior Sam Wilson (visual art). 

Jackson said, “I feel really, really excited because it’s a good opportunity, and I’m doing what I love every day for three weeks.” 

Jackson originally danced and found a passion for singing and acting later, and acted in her first show at about eight years old at West T. Hill Community Theatre.  

“The thing I’m really looking forward to is getting trained by a bunch of different people,” Jackson said about GSA. “I’m also really excited to meet new people. I’m a people person. I love making new friends. And I’m really excited to have bonds with people.”

Phillips said she has loved to write since she was very young and has been inspired by a lot of authors. 

“I want to write every day of my life,” she said. 

When she goes to GSA, she’s excited to meet her roommate. The application for GSA for creative writing included a creative writing piece, answering several personal essay questions, and an interview. 

Wilson’s application for visual art included an art portfolio, essays, a video and an interview.

The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) identifies and enables students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs. Congratulations to Henry Pennington.

“I’ve always been interested in business,” Pennington said. “I think particularly being able to connect with other people like that is a great opportunity.” 

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