Cecily Allen, daughter of Mark and Susie Alien of Danville, achieved the designation of President's Scholar at Western Kentucky University for the Fall 2012 semester. To be selected for this honor, one must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. Cecily attends the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky on the WKU campus where she is a senior in high school.
In addition, Cecily recently spoke at the Gifted Proclamation Day in Frankfort celebrating gifted studies in Kentucky. She was the keynote speaker in the Capital's rotunda. She also was one of the representatives for the Gatton Academy being honored on the Senate and House floors.