Board recognizes Governor’s Scholar participants

Two Knox County students spent the summer prior to their senior year in the classroom and on the college campus learning, exploring, and making friendships that will last a lifetime.

Knox Central’s Addison Osborne and Lynn Camp’s Evan Smith were recognized by the Knox County Board of Education during the August 23 meeting for their participation in the Governor’s Scholars Program.

Osborne and Smith were selected to represent Knox from a group of applicants during the spring semester of their junior year.  The application process required the students to document their community service experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, and recommendations from the community.  Over 2,000 applications are received at the state level each year, with approximately 1,100 students selected to attend.

During the meeting both students shared with the Board their scholar experience, having spent five weeks on a college campus.

Addison is the daughter of Julie and Bart Osborne of Barbourville.  Evan is the son of Leslie and Merrill Smith of Gray.

High school juniors who are interested in applying for Governor’s Scholars should watch the Knox County Public Schools’ website for application information.  Applications are typically posted in the fall with a due date of late November.


Posted on August 26, 2016