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Nicholas County High School students visit Eagle Scholars program

Eagle Scholar students from Nicholas County High School visited Morehead State University's campus Tuesday, Oct. 22. They had a tour of campus and met with MSU admissions staff and students.

Approximately 60 high schools and area technology centers offered MSU Eagle Scholars classes last fall with nearly 3,000 high school students participating in the program.

“The Eagle Scholars program allows students to take rigorous college courses during high school. The classes are the same classes that are offered on the Morehead campus. They are taught by local teachers through a partnership with Morehead State. The instructors meet the same high academic standards that are required of MSU faculty. These courses are challenging and allow students to be exposed to college coursework and utilize campus services like tutoring and the library,” said Joel Pace, program director.

Qualifying students are given the opportunity to prepare for the future while attending high school. In the program, students may enroll in a course taught in their high school and receive college credit for successful completion. The program allows qualified high school faculty, who meet accreditation standards, to teach the University courses.

Additional information and a list of participating schools is available online at   

Photo, front row from left: Fielden Bechanan, Shannon Knight, Kamryn Letcher and Sydney Ishmael. Middle row, left to right: Taylor Hunt, Caleb Newby, Kagen Brierly and  Heather Tincher. Back row, left to right: Peyton Hall, Morgan Plank and Caleb Morgan.