Dawson Gorby, Jacob Vanmetre, Michell Lynch, Bethany Ray

Four GCHS musicians have been selected for the prestigious and highly-competitive Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). Michell Lynch, Bethany Ray (both violin), Dawson Gorby, and Jacob VanMetre (vocal performance) will join talented high schoolers from across the state for the three-week residential program at the University of Kentucky this summer.

Each spring rising juniors and seniors audition for the program, which offers wide opportunities to grow artistically as they learn from professionals and guest artists in their area. Selected applicants are divided into nine different art forms (disciplines) including dance, acting, instrumental and vocal music, creative writing, architecture or visual art.

The program is free for students to attend, and most universities in the state, and several in other states, offer scholarships to GSA alumni.