Nine 2019 high school graduates from Floyd County were named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

These students have also earned Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards that they can use to pay for education after high school. They are eligible for $2,500 per year in KEES funds for up to four years of postsecondary education.

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

Local scholars include Betsy Layne High School graduates Casey Hall and Jordan Slone; Floyd Central graduate Cole DeRossett; Piarist School graduates Brennen Mullins and Abigail Rosys and Prestonsburg High School graduates Megan Music, Haley Shepherd, Makayla Slone and Emily West.

KEES and other Kentucky student aid programs are administered by KHEAA. 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 an out-of-state school if the major the student is pursuing is not available in Kentucky. No application is necessary for KEES awards.

For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit, kheaa.com or call, 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.

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