More than 20 eighth graders were honored Saturday with college scholarships.
The Robinson Scholars Program is a scholarship and development program that serves first generation college and college bound students from 29 Eastern Kentucky counties. The upcoming high school freshmen will attend a week long summer enrichment program.
"We usually get approximately 600 plus applications to select 29 scholars, so it's a huge job," said Director Steve Jones.
Program officials say the students demonstrate the potential to succeed and through the program they will positively impact their current and future communities.
This year's inductees, their parents and their middle schools are:
Bell County: Andrea Corinne Corkran, daughter of Billy Jean Partin of Pineville, a student at Frakes Elementary School
Breathitt County: Nathan Caleb Neace, son of Regina and Lloyd Gross of Jackson, a student at Jackson Independent School;
Carter County: Megan Ashley Tolliver, a daughter of Vickie and Roy Tolliver of Grayson, a student at East Carter Middle School;
Clay County: Camille Brooke Hooker, daughter of Jennie Hooker of Goose Rock, a student at Clay County Middle School;
Elliott County: Samantha Jo Griffith, daughter of Elizabeth and Gary Griffith of Sandy Hook, a student at Elliott County Middle School;
Estill County: George Austin Miller, son of Vanessa Miller of Irvine; a student at Estill County Middle School;
Floyd County: Jessica Ann Hall, daughter of Patricia and Riley Hall of Beaver, a student at John M. Stumbo Middle School; Harlan County: Heather Lynn Posey, daughter of Angela Posey of Wallins, a student at Wallins Elementary School;
Jackson County: Aylua Lenora Thomas, daughter of Emily Thomas of McKee, a student at Jackson County Middle School;
Johnson County: Brittany Ellen Cole, daughter of Lisa and Daniel Cole of Paintsville, a student at Johnson County Middle School;
Knott County: Joseph Gordon Hall, son of Lynni and Earl Hall of Raven, a student at June Buchanan School;
Knox County: Paul-Christian Bargo, son of Bobbie Bargo of Barbourville, a student at G.R. Hampton Middle School;
Laurel County: Matthew Joseph Reams, son of Ludeana Reams of London, a student at North Laurel Middle School;
Lawrence County : Megan Nichole Hensley, daughter of Sheri and Phillip Hensley of Martha, a student at Blaine Elementary School;
Lee County: Whitney Paige Bowling, daughter of Debbie Bowling of Beattyville, a student at Lee County Middle School;
Leslie County: Ladetra Joelora Morgan, daughter of Angie Morgan of Stinnett, a student at Leslie County Middle School;
Letcher County: Nicolas Darrell Polly, son of Shequenna Bates of Neon, a student at Jenkins Middle School;
Magoffin County: Phillip Marcus Francis, son of Sherry and Glenn Francis of Salyersville, a student at Herald Whitaker Middle School;
Martin County: Alyssa Rachelle Howell, daughter of Cindy and Dewight Howell of Lovely, a student at Warfield Middle School;
McCreary County: Ashley Nicole Renfro, daughter of George Renfro of Parkers Lake, a student at Whitley City Middle School;
Menifee County: Shakayle Yvette Raney, daughter of Betty and Lowell Raney of Frenchburg, a student at Menifee County Middle School;
Morgan County: Kaleb Grant Ball, son of Angela and Roger Ball of Elkfork, a student at Morgan County Middle School;
Owsley County: Jeremy Lyell Brewer, son of Nora and Jeffrey Ragan of Booneville, a student at Owsley County Middle School;
Perry County: Ronald Shane Turner, son of Maggie and Carlos Turner of Combs, a student at A.B. Combs Elementary School;
Pike County: Kristin Noel Thacker, daughter of Kim Wallace of Pikeville, a student at Pikeville Junior High School;
Powell County: Brandon Kyle Farmer, son of Danita and Darren Farmer of Stanton, a student at Powell County Middle School;
Rockcastle County: Christy Luv Randolph, daughter of Marie and Jeff Thacker of Crab Orchard, a student at Rockcastle County Middle School;
Whitley County: Dustin Tyler Ames, son of Pamela Ames of Williamsburg, a student at Whitley County Middle School;
Wolfe County: Daniel Lee Spencer, son of Karen and Larry Spencer of Pine Ridge, a student at Wolfe County Middle School.