2021 Governor's Scholars

Superintendent Adkins announces six Floyd County Schools students have been selected for the Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program (GSP).

GSP is an enhanced summer learning experience for students who will be seniors in the fall. Along with an incredible no cost opportunity, students receive scholarships that average more than $60,000, depending on the college/university choice. The selection process is detailed and competitive. Written essays, the quality of grades and test scores are just some of what judges consider. Our best applicants then compete with students from across Kentucky. 

Superintendent Adkins comments on this opportunity, “Congratulations Shane, Dusty, Hannah, Madison, Matt and McKenna! The honor of being selected by GSP is not an easy one to receive. These students have excellent grades, test scores, varied activities in and out of school and hours of community service in order to be competitive. And applying isn’t a one time thing, it’s a process because students are really compiling everything they do for three years and submitting that evidence along with essays to be considered. We are excited to see these 6 students rise to the top in this very competitive process.”

Betsy Layne High School 

Shane Belcher, son of Crystal Hamilton and the grandson of Ken and Christine Hamilton

Dusty Rogers, daughter of Dustin and Adora Rogers

Hannah Tackett, daughter of David and Tammy Tackett

Floyd Central High School

Madison Thornsberry, daughter of Shannon and Greta Thornsberry

Prestonsburg High School

Matt Burchett, son of Brad and Jenny Burchett

McKenna Wireman, daughter of Rodney and Cristy Wireman

Adkins continued saying, “We’d love to see more students take advantage of GSP, the Governor’s School for the Arts or for Entrepreneurs, the vocational competitions that are available and opportunities for students to show their talents in the creative arts. We want our parents to know that there’s opportunities for your child to shine in our district in academics, athletics, the arts, vocational and more. Whether it’s GSP, our Early College Academy, the School of Innovation, or STEAM education, we have a place for students to be inspired and innovative.” 

Please visit http://gsp.ky.gov/  or call one of our high school counselors for more information.

Shane Belcher Dusty Rogers Hannah Tackett
Madison Thornsberry Matt Burchett McKenna Wireman