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CHS student says GSA program is ‘inspiring’

Jeremiah Jackson says the experience was “amazing” and “truly inspiring.”

 

Jackson, a junior at CHS, attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer.

 

He made school history when he was the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA’s musical theatre program.

 

The GSA program was at Centre College in Danville, and Jackson says it was one of the best experiences of his life, so far.

 

“GSA was one of the best experiences that I have ever had,” he said. “I met so many amazing and talented people who are so driven about their art form. It was truly inspiring.”

 

At GSA, Jackson said he learned how to sing properly and present himself on stage.

 

“I learned how to work with people in an effective way,” he said.

 

Jackson said the GSA program helped him gain confidence in himself.

 

“I am more open to meeting new people and accepting their differences,” he said.

 

About 1,400 students applied to attend GSA, and more than 700 were granted an audition.

 

Of the 700, about 260 students were accepted to attend the three-week program.

 

Jackson is the only student in Taylor County to attend the program.

 

He was one of only 26 musical theatre students in Kentucky to attend GSA, with 10 chosen as alternates.

 

At GSA, Kentucky’s finest young artists spend three weeks of incredibly intense and fun arts instruction.

 

Students audition in nine disciplines, including architecture/design, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media/still photography and film, visual art and vocal music.

 

GSA participants live on a college campus during the program and have the opportunity to meet new friends, explore their creativity and discover who they are and who they can be in the future.

 

Jackson, who has performed in several musicals at Campbellsville University and as part of the CHS Show Choir, said GSA also helped him grow as a performer and person.

 

He is the son of Godfrey and Chanelle Jackson. His sister, Jaclyn, is a fifth-grader at Campbellsville Elementary School.

 

For photos, videos and more information about the GSA program, visit www.facebook.com/kentuckygsa.

 

CHS junior Jeremiah Jackson attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer. He is the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA musical theatre program.

CHS junior Jeremiah Jackson attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer. He is the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA musical theatre program.

 

CHS junior Jeremiah Jackson attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer. He is the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA musical theatre program.

CHS junior Jeremiah Jackson attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer. He is the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA musical theatre program.

 

CHS junior Jeremiah Jackson attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer. He is the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA musical theatre program.

CHS junior Jeremiah Jackson attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer. He is the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA musical theatre program.

 

CHS junior Jeremiah Jackson, shown performing as part of Campbellsville University’s recent production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer. He is the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA’s musical theatre program.

CHS junior Jeremiah Jackson, shown performing as part of Campbellsville University’s recent production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer. He is the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA’s musical theatre program.

 

CHS junior Jeremiah Jackson, shown performing as part of Campbellsville University’s recent production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer. He is the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA’s musical theatre program.

CHS junior Jeremiah Jackson, shown performing as part of Campbellsville University’s recent production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” attended the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts program this summer. He is the first CHS student to be chosen to attend the GSA’s musical theatre program.





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