McCracken County High School students, Laurel Swanz (Musical Theatre and alternate: Vocal Music) and Gavin Smith (Drama) have been selected as participants in the 2021 Governor's School for the Arts (GSA). Two MCHS students have been designated as alternates for Governor's Schools for the Arts: Hannah Bryan (Visual Art) and Stewart Tolar (Instrumental Music-Brass).
Every summer for over three decades, GSA and their faculty of professional artist/educators have guided over two hundred of Kentucky’s finest young artists through three weeks of incredibly intense (and incredibly fun) arts instruction. GSA auditions promising high school sophomores and juniors in nine different arts disciplines: Architecture and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, New Media: Still Photography and Film, Visual Art and Vocal Music.
For three solid weeks residing on a college campus, the students discover the power of their art and their place as an artist. This year the program will be held at the University of Kentucky.
This year GSA has selected 256 students from across the state of Kentucky.