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Honors College, WBKO-TV recognize Scholar of the Week recipients

The Honors College at WKU and WBKO-TV hosted a reception on May 1 to honor this semester’s Scholar of the Week recipients.  The Scholar of the Week program recognizes young scholars for their achievements.

Nancy ‘Kate’ Miller (center) was honored May 1 as the spring 2012 Scholar of the Week Scholarship Winner. The award was presented by Dr. Craig T. Cobane (left), Executive Director of the Honors College at WKU, and Brad Odil, VP Sales and Station Manager at WBKO. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

The high school name and photos of the students who are chosen for the Scholar of the Week program appear on WBKO’s Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning news shows. Each student is invited to a reception to celebrate their achievements, and a $1,000 scholarship for the Honors College is awarded.

Nancy ‘Kate’ Miller, a senior from Greenwood High School, was the recipient of the spring 2012 Scholar of the Week scholarship.

“I think Scholar of the Week is a great way to show off talent from surrounding counties,” Miller said. “It’s a great opportunity at a scholarship as well.”

During the reception and prior to announcing the scholarship winner, Dr. Craig T. Cobane, Executive Director of the Honors College at WKU, asked the students if any of them had a feeling they were about to be named as the scholarship winner.

“I remember thinking to myself, ‘It’s probably not me.’ Then, my name was called!” Miller said. “I was very surprised and excited! This scholarship will be very helpful to me this coming year.”

Angela Gage, guidance counselor at South Warren High School, assisted her students with the Scholar of the Week application process and attended this semester’s Scholar of the Week reception.

“Scholar of the Week is a great opportunity to recognize not only seniors who have accomplished accolades in academics and extra-curricular activities, but juniors as well. It’s nice to see such positive recognition of students throughout the viewing area who excel in academics,” Gage said. “I was impressed with the reception for these young people and an opportunity to give them insight into what amazing types of opportunities lie ahead of them as they step toward their post secondary education.”

The following students were recognized as Scholars of the Week for the 2011-2012 academic year:

  • Allen County-Scottsville High School: Shelby Blankenship
  • Barren County High School: Allison Key, Ashley Steenbergen
  • Barren County Magnet High School: Alana Alexander
  • Bowling Green High School: Ethan Baker, Elizabeth Brand, Katie Cohron, Diana Gazaryan, Sydney Jackson, Amy Kovanda, Jacob Malmquist, Alexandra Oldham, Patric Peters, Lydia Suh, Megan Taing, Nina Wells
  • Central Hardin High School: Natalie Smith
  • Clinton County High School: William Cox, James England, Kiley Hoppe, James Staton IV
  • Edmonson County High School: Brooke Duke, Megan Skaggs
  • Glasgow Christian Academy: Caleb Shaw
  • Glasgow High School: Blair Dennison, Natalie Shields, Autumn Smith
  • Greenwood High School: Callie Allison, Kevin Belt, Mallory Clouse, Katie Daniel, Megan French, Laken Greene, Shelby Hilbert, Max Livchak, Nancy ‘Kate’ Miller, Riley Miller, Ethan Shutt, Joseph Stuckey, Alex Wade, Alex Young.
  • Hart County High School: Aaron Shephard
  • Logan County High School: Joseph Faulkner, Barrett Rogers
  • Metcalfe County High School: Kristen Compton, Chandler Staggs
  • Monroe County High School: Tanner Elrod, Meredith Thompson
  • Muhlenberg County High School: Kirsten Hunt, Kara Drake, Ryan Tuohy
  • Ohio County High School: Logan Baumann, Darian Tichenor
  • Russell County High School: Jacob Phelps
  • Russellville High School: Caleb Wills
  • South Warren High School: Leslie Hutcheson, Natalie Perkins, Jordan Upton, Kenny Wilson
  • Warren Central High School: Sayrah Jones, Diane Ramic
  • Warren East High School: Molly Greer

About the Honors College at WKU: WKU is home to the only Honors College in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Created in 2007, the Honors College at WKU provides an intimate, highly selective learning environment where college-age gifted and high-achieving students can develop the skills to prepare them for success in the nation’s top academic and career opportunities.

Contact: Eileen Ryan, (270) 745-2081.

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