Danville High principal Haley Ralston joins me Thursday on WKYB-FM to discuss DHS Governor’s Scholars

By LARRY VAUGHT

Danville High School principal Haley Ralston will join me on WKYB (107.5 FM) Thursday at 9:20 a.m. to talk about the record 10 Danville High School students that were named 2018 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars.

Eight students — juniors Grace Crawford, Eve Kinkade, Rachel Matherly, Emma Merryman, Sarah Schalkoff, Claire Strysick, Morgan Vest and Peyton Young — were accepted into the Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program and two — sophomore Lina Morales and junior Barret Minks — were accepted to the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA).

They will find out May 18th where they will go for a five-week residential program this summer on one of three college campuses in Kentucky.
Obviously, to be chosen as a Governor’s Scholar a student has to be well rounded along with having a high academic performance record. However, it surprised me how many of the record number of Danville Governor’s Scholars participate in sports.

Matherly plays softball and was also in the marching band. Young is on the softball and wrestling teams as well as a band member. Morales was a cheerleader and played volleyball. Schalkoff is a cheerleader, Minks plays baseball , Vest is on the swim team and Kinkade plays tennis Strysick is a three-sport athlete — cross country, track and tennis — and so is Merryman — cross county, track and tennis Crawford is a four-sport athlete — swim, track, tennis and cross country.

They all have lofty ambitions.

“I want to become an actress, own my own business and write a book,” Morales said. “And fashion designing.”

Schalkoff moved to Danville from Japan about six months ago. English is her second language but she joined the concert band and debate team. She belongs to pep club and student council.

Ralston will share these successes and more Thursday with me on WKYB.

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Amanda Marr, marketing director of the Severielle Chamber of Commerce, will join me at 9 a.m. Thursday to talk about what to do in Sevierville this spring/summer as well as the Blooming’ BBQ and Bluegrass Festival May 18 and 19.

Scott Bottoms, president of Danville Office Equipment, will join me at 9:40. He’s stepping away from one of his sports related jobs that I will let him tell you about.

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