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Summer Programs

There are numerous programs during the summer available to Barren County High School students. Please visit the following websites or ask your counselor for more information.


UK PEPP Scholars Summer Program

For students interested in Medicine or Dentistry. Students who apply for PEPP at the University of Kentucky must currently be high school seniors who wish to consider Medicine or Dentistry as a career and who have academic potential for future Medical or Dental school. PEPP applications must be received at the UK PEPP office by March 3, 2008. The UK PEPP Scholars Program is a 4-1/2 week program. If students or parents have questions, they may contact the UK PEPP office by email at or by phone at 859-257-1968. There are a limited amount of applications and brochures in the guidance office.


Hugh O’Bryan Youth Scholarship

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Applications for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) Leadership Seminar are available during the fall semester at the Barren County High School Guidance Office. All tenth graders currently enrolled at BCHS are eligible and encouraged to apply. A committee will select one delegate based on leadership ability, sensitivity to others and the desire to communicate with peers. The delegate selected will attend an all-expense paid Leadership Seminar in the summer. Applications are usually due in November to Mrs. Frazier.

Governor’s School for the Arts

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GSA provides hands-on-arts opportunity for the states talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects or visual artists. GSA’s primary component includes a three week summer residential program, regional arts workshops and master classes, college and career day and an artistic roster of performing and visual artists made up of GSA Alumni.


Governor’s Scholars Program

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The Governor’s Scholars Program is a stimulating, five-week, residential summer program for outstanding Kentucky students completing their junior year in high school. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge. Students that are in their junior year of high school are encouraged to apply through their guidance counselor's office.


People to People

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower believed that ordinary citizens of different nations, if able to communicate directly, would solve their differences and find a way to live in peace. In 1956, he put those beliefs into action and created People to People Ambassador Programs. In 1956, our 34th president called a special White House conference of American leaders, who joined him in creating the People to People initiative. As a result, the People to People mission developed around personal exchanges and firsthand experiences with other cultures.
Since 1963, Student Ambassador Programs has taken thousands of young Americans across international borders. Venturing abroad or on our own continent, Student Ambassadors return home with a greater sense of what it means to be a good neighbor and a global citizen.


Prudential Spirit Awards Program

Service recognition program