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Churchill Downs honors high schoolers

Churchill Downs honored high schoolers who overcame adversity to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program. (Source: James Thomas/WAVE 3 News) Churchill Downs honored high schoolers who overcame adversity to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program. (Source: James Thomas/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - On Wednesday, Churchill Downs honored 29 high school seniors who overcame personal challenges to participate in the Governor’s Scholars Program.

"It is an incredible experience for these students and for us to play a role in enabling students who have come through a personal hardship or family hardship, to allow them to participate in this program is a wonderful thing for us," said John Asher, vice president of racing communications.

Churchill Downs paid for all of the students to participate in the Governor’s Scholar Program. The track has helped 487 students take part in the program since 2000.

Brianna Boel, daughter of WAVE 3 News anchor John Boel, was among those honored.

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