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Southeast Scholars Testimonials

Josh Lee, a 2019 graduate of Southeast Scholars, is attending Southeast KCTCS in Cumberland, KY.  He is majoring in the medical field.

Josh Lee’s Testimonial


Being in the program since the 6th Grade, has not only brought me many enriching trips, and educational insights in classes, but has taught me reliability, responsibility, and taught me true values, that I need to abide by as a “good citizen.” 


I have just begun my undergraduate career as a freshman at Southeast Community & Technical College and can already report that my academics are off to a first-rate start.  My plans at this state are to complete a Bachelor’s in Science.  Southeast offers one of the finest programs in the state and I consider myself fortunate to attend. 


My plans after include transferring to Eastern Kentucky University, and getting my Veterinary Degree there, in which Southeast will have me fully prepared for!


Hannah Damron, Lexie Moore and Dakota Pflueger were new attendees of the 2018-2019 school year of Southeast Scholars.

What This Program Has Done For Me: by Lexie Moore


College can be the most expensive thing for someone to pay for.  That was one thing that worried me the most.  I worked so hard in school so I could try to get a scholarship into college.  But one day I got an opportunity to have two free years of college.  I still work hard in school but don’t have to stress as much.  This program helped me become an OB/GYN nurse so now I can go to college.  Thank you all for giving me this opportunity to become more than what people become in Harlan.  Now I can become what I’ve always wanted to be.


Dakota Pflueger’s Testimonial


This program has helped me in so many ways, not only me but my family.  It is a blessing to me.  I appreciate everything you have done.  Here are some ways you have helped.


I wanted to be a better example for my family, in the future.  I’m working harder than ever to accomplish my dreams.  The saying, “follow your dream” – that is what I am trying to do.  I’m not going to give up.  This program motivates me not to give up.


In my family I have a brother, a sister and there’s me.  Me and my sister are in the same grade but my brother is still young.  It would be hard to pay for all of us.  This program helps us with the money and gives me an education.


Not all dreams come true, but I’m going to make mine come true.  As hard as it might be, I’m still going to try.  My future was hard to see, but the program helps me to see it better. 


The Southeast Program has helped with money to see my future and to follow my dreams.  I appreciate everything.  Thank you.   


Hannah Damron’s Testimonial


“Southeast Scholars means so much right now, things like hard work, new friends, easier school classes, and slightly longer weekends.


But, it means so much more for the future, a college education, a good job, a home, healthy family, and so many more possibilities. So many possibilities that are yet to be explored and I can’t wait to see what my future holds and what doors Southeast Scholars will open for me. 


“You have brains in your head, you have feet on your shoes, You can steer yourself in any direction you choose” -Dr. Seuss 


Thank you, 

Hannah Damron 

7th Grade”


Kara Miracle has been our program for 2 years and is now an 8th Grader.

Why The Southeast Program Is Helping My Future: by Kara Miracle


The Southeast Program has helped me focus on my future plan and what I want to accomplish in college.  This program has also helped me in areas (such as math) that I needed work on/needed help in.  I find myself always wanting to improve my social skills (since I want to be a doctor I will need to be confident in speaking to individuals and my patients) and the Southeast Program has improved my social skills as well.  Overall, I feel that this program will help me in life with my dreams.  I greatly appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this journey to a successful future.


Dalissa Noe is a 2017 graduate of Southeast Scholars.  After attending the Southeast Cumberland campus for 2 years for her Associates Degree, she has now transferred to Lincoln Memorial University to complete her Teaching Degree. 


“Hello, my name is Dalissa Noe and I’m currently a Junior at Lincoln Memorial University. I’m majoring in Secondary English Education. Before transferring to LMU, I attended Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College for two years and graduated with my Associates Degree in Arts. 

Before attending Southeast, I was in a program called Southeast Scholars that I joined when I was in the 6th grade and continued in until I graduate from high school. Southeast Scholars played a major factor in continuing my education further than just getting my high school diploma. Before joining the program, I never dreamed that I could go to college. My parents had never went to college and college just seemed too expensive for me to be able to afford. Joining in 6th grade, Southeast Scholars led me to an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up, two years of free college at my local community college. Southeast Scholars made it possible for me to complete my dream of attending college, getting a degree, and becoming a teacher. I am extremely thankful for the opportunities that being in the program has brought me. Not only did I have the chance to make amazing friends, I was able to further my education. Southeast Scholars is a huge part of the reason that I am now a Junior in college at LMU. I enjoyed my years in the program, and now enjoy being a tutor counselor for the summer institute! I’m thankful for the program that gave so much to me. I don’t know where I would be without it.”


Going to college and earning a degree of distinction is not only a dream, but a goal to which our students aspire so they can become very successful in a career.  If your high school offers honors, IB, AP, and/ or dual credit classes (and you are eligible to take them), challenge yourself to enroll in those classes.  They may be a bit more challenging than a regular class, but they will certainly give you an advantage and prepare your mind for college academic work.




SES students are expected to meet certain academic requirements to enable them to be successful and to remain in good standing with the program. These include:

Maintaining at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA (preferably higher)

Meeting benchmark scores in math and reading

Passing to the next grade every year in high school

Graduating high school on time

Attending all Saturday Sessions unless excused for a school activity.

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