Kentucky School Advocate
Students from the Grayson County and the Fleming County school districts are winners of the fourth annual KSBA First Degree Scholarship Program. The 2015 honorees, Fleming County High School senior Morgan Stephens and Grayson County High School senior Jordan Horsley, were announced Feb. 28 during the Kentucky School Boards Association’s annual conference in Louisville.
The award was established by the KSBA Board of Directors to help make postsecondary education possible for two students, one male and one female, who will be the first in their family to go on to college. Each receives a $2,500 award to attend any two- or four-year accredited college or university.
Stephens, of Ewing, will attend the University of Kentucky, where she plans to pursue a master’s degree in communications disorders with the goal of becoming a speech language pathologist. She will be in UK’s Healthcare Residential College Living Learning Program. At school, Stephens holds offices in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, the FFA and the student council, along with serving on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. She also is involved in several other clubs and lettered in varsity softball and track. Outside of school, she works on her family’s farm and its beef cattle operation. She also shows cattle on the local, state and national levels.
Horsley is weighing Western Kentucky University and University of Kentucky for his postsecondary education. He will focus on engineering, possibly mechanical or aerospace engineering, the latter inspired by an uncle who works at NASA. Not surprisingly, given his academic goal, math is his favorite subject, and the applied sciences in general. He has participated in the Y-Club, DECA and the National Honors Society, for which he has done service projects. Outside school, Horsley plays basketball and golfs. He was a leadership intern responsible for 20 children at a weeklong summer camp focused on science.