Thirteen Jessamine Co. Students chosen for Governor’s School for the Arts

Published 10:51 am Friday, June 3, 2022

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The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts is in its 35th year, and this summer has a class that’s doubled in size from previous years. This summer, the class has grown from 256 students

to more than 500. The tuition-free program takes place in two three-week sessions, one going from June 12-July 2, and the other going from July 10-July 30. Students will be divided into each session, and the program will take place at the University of Kentucky.

“We have learned a lot about the resilience of the arts during the past couple years,” Nick Covault, Executive Director of GSA, and GSA Alumnus said. “What we also discovered was that through passion and energy, these young students are willing and ready to learn under any circumstance. We are once again excited to welcome them – and twice as many – to GSA this summer”.

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During the program, student artists will have a busy schedule with daily seminars, creative projects, master classes, and lectures. Nine disciplines will be offered, including architecture +

design, creative writing, dance, drama, film abd photography, instrumental music, musical theatre, visual art, and vocal music.

This summer, there are 13 Jessamine County students participating in GSA. From East Jessamine High School: Ailie Price, Riley Doan, and Sokpean Uy. From West Jessamine High School: Connor Lilly, Cooper Bartlett, Katherine Antoniou, Lisa-Bel Louis, Mitchell Morvai, Natasha Menefee, Sara Gdovka, Shelby Bales, and William Cordier.

Home school student, Bailey Metz, will be attending.

Since 1987, there have been nearly 7,250 rising high school juniors and seniors have participated in GSA. These students have descended on a college campus, setting to immerse themselves in an art-intensive environment, with cross-discipline learning, special guest artist performances, and lectures, as well as the opportunity to access critical college scholarships.

For more information about GSA, visit for-the-arts.