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Five from Taylor County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

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By The Staff

Five students from Taylor County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average during all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. Students may receive up to $10,000 toward their college expenses if they continue to do well in school.

The title honors the late state Sen. Jeff Green of Mayfield, who served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1992 to 1997.

Taylor County High School students who earned this prestigious designation are: Taylor Cox, Brittney Moosman, Rebekah Phillips, Megan Romines and Amanda Russell.

KEES awards are funded by net Kentucky lottery proceeds and may be used at most colleges and universities in Kentucky. In some cases, the award may be used at out-of-state schools if the major the student is pursuing is not available in Kentucky. No application is necessary for KEES awards, and students may access their KEES account information on www.kheaa.com by setting up a Zip Access account.

For more information about KEES, write to KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, Ky. 40602-0798; call (800) 928-8926 Ext. 7394; e-mail kees@kheaa.com; or visit www.kheaa.com.