Two hundred and fifty high school students who have earned at least a 30+ on the ACT (and/or equivalent SAT) will be honored this evening at the University of Kentucky. Kentucky Collegians Day is an annual event at the University that recognizes the accomplishments of some of the highest achieving students in and around Kentucky. Coming from 14 different states, the students who were invited to the celebration have been admitted for next fall and have already earned scholarship money to attend UK.
Along with an additional 500 guests, the 250 students begin their day with tours of the UK campus that include tours of each academic college. A reception will take place on the front lawn in front of Main at 5 p.m. with welcome messages from President Capilouto and Vice President Robert Mock. Then they convene at the Grand Ballroom for dinner and the celebration program.
Speakers include Dr. Diane Snow, Dr. Ben Withers, and top current students Claci Ayers and Roshan Palli. Guests will be entertained with several groups from the College of Fine Arts – Paws and Listen along with Sax-o-phrenic Four. Over 50 UK faculty and staff will be hosting individual tables providing the opportunity for students and family members to learn more about the many academic opportunities at UK. The event concludes with a recognition ceremony where all students will have their names called and presented with the official Kentucky Collegian certificate.