Four local high school students have been named to the 35th anniversary class of Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.
Students from 71 counties across the state will be immersed in the arts. A rigorous schedule filled with daily seminars, creative projects, master classes and lectures will keep students busy. Participants will participate in one of nine disciplines: architecture and design, creative writing, dance, theatre, film and photography, instrumental music, musical theatre, visual arts or vocal music.
Caroline Pullem of Ashland Blazer High School was selected to participate in the film and photography discipline. Devoyne Montgomery of Ashland Blazer was selected for instrumental music. Brooklyn Tackett from Russell High School will participate in the dance. Rowan County’s Hayden Watkins will be in attendance for the drama.
They are expected to attend the three-week school this summer on the University of Kentucky campus. They will attend one of the two sessions organized in June and July.
“Since 1987, nearly 7,250 junior and senior high school students have descended on a college campus to immerse themselves in an arts-intensive environment, with interdisciplinary learning, performances and lectures by special guest artists, and the opportunity to access critical life-changing college scholarships,” a press release said.