Paducah Tilghman juniors Olivia Carner, Kaitlyn Curry, Jared Holt, Chandler Smith, and Madison Whelan have been chosen as scholars, and juniors Mackenzie Bruce and Courtney Hawkins have been chosen as alternates in the 2011 Governor's Scholars Program.
The Governor's Scholars Program is a prestigious five week summer program that is limited to 1,100 of the state's most outstanding students. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. The scholars will convene this year at Bellarmine University, Centre College, and Murray State University.
Olivia Carner is a member of the Cheerleading squad, and the Mock Trial, Track, and Academic teams. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Student Council, and Spanish Club. Her parents are Bryan and Laurie Carner.
Kaitlyn Curry is a member of the Cheerleading squad and the Soccer and Tennis teams. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Spanish Club, Beta Club, and Choir. Her parents are David and Traci Curry.
Jared Holt is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Academic Team, and Recycling Club. His parents are Kendall and Rhonda Holt.
Chandler Smith is a member of the Track and Cross Country teams. She is a member of the Spanish Club, Choir, Student Council, National Honor Society and Beta Club. She is captain of the Speech Team and an alumnus of Governor's School for the Arts. Her parents are Martha Emmons and Hutch Smith.
Madison Whelan is as member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Academic Team, Mock Trial, Condordia, Literary Circle, Speech Team, Chamber Singers, Choir and Orchestra. She has performed in numerous plays at Market House Theatre and is a teaching assistant for Footlights at MHT. Her parents are parents are Pam and Gene Whelan.
Mackenzie Bruce is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Choir, Speech Team, Literary Club, and Recycling Club. Her parents are Kim and Larry Bruce.
Courtney Hawkins is member of Paducah Elite, a competitive cheerleading team at Paducah Gymnastics Academy. She is a member of the Soccer Team, Concordia, Concert Choir, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Student Council, and Fellowship of Student Athletes. She is a member of the Friendship Baptist youth group, and teaches gymnastics classes at Paducah Gymnastics Academy. Her parents are Spencer and Melissa Hawkins.