John Michael Mills, a junior at Edmonson County High School, has been accepted into the Kentucky Governor's Scholar Program. The program's intended purpose is to attempt to keep the state's best potential college students at an in-state institution for their post-high school education.
The five-week summer program features 1,000 Kentucky students that are selected yearly based on a thorough application process detailing their academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, volunteerism, and personal integrity.
A Governor's Scholar is awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships from one of the participating 22 colleges or universities in Kentucky, including WKU, UK, and U of L. At minimum, most all of these scholarships cover tuition costs.
John will attend either Murray, Moorehead, or Northern Kentucky University for the program. He will find out later in May which school he will attend. He was one of the more than 2,000 student applicants across Kentucky.
John is the son of Michael and Laurie Mills of Wingfield and the grandson of Flossie Logsdon, also of Wingfield.
John says for now, he's undecided on which college he will attend, but his plan is to become a doctor.
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