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Governor’s Scholars Program recognizes 1,024 high school students, representing 118 counties

The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program has recognized 1,024 outstanding Kentucky high school students, representing 118 counties, for completing the 37th Governor’s Scholars Summer Program. The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students focused on enhancing Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders through educational and...

NKU selected as permanent home for Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton has announced that Northern Kentucky University will be the new permanent home for the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). The LGEC is a statewide contest Hampton created in 2016 to encourage Kentucky high school students to explore innovative business ideas. Managed by Hampton and her staff, with assistance from the Kentucky Science and...

Student entrepreneurs complete rigorous summer program with highly competitive Demo Day

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) hosted its annual Demo Day at Northern Kentucky University on July 13. Teams of Kentucky high school students developed business models, designed prototypes and pitched 18 startup ideas to an audience of more than 400 people. More than 300 high school students applied to participate in the GSE program that ran from June 23 until July 13, but only 72 students...

New agriculture industry certification will expand career paths for Kentucky high school students

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has announced a state partnership that will open a new career path for Kentucky high school students. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has added Agricultural Pesticide Applicator Certification to the list of qualified KDE industry certifications in a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA). The certification would qualify students...