NEWTON — Nine students from Catawba County Schools have been selected to attend the 2022 session at the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s School. Held annually at two sites, Governor’s School East is at Meredith College in Raleigh and Governor’s School West is at Winston-Salem State University.
The program runs from June 19 to July 16. The Governor’s School is a summer enrichment program for 650 students from across the state. It is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically and/or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.
The experience provides exceptional students with the opportunity to explore the latest developments, issues, and theories in the diverse fields of the arts and sciences.
Applications for the Governor’s School are made by each local high school, reviewed by a local committee, and submitted to a state committee for final selections. The selection process is extremely competitive. Students are chosen based on their academic achievement or ability to perform in an area of concentration such as dance, art, music, and drama.
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CCS Superintendent Matt Stover said, Congratulations to our students who have been selected to attend Governor’s School. This is a significant achievement and a great opportunity to continue developing your talents and knowledge while preparing for your future. We are proud of your achievement.
A faculty selected from public and private schools, colleges and universities, as well as private companies and organizations serve as teachers in the program. Nationally recognized consultants also provide courses.
The following students from Catawba County Schools have been chosen to attend Governor’s School this summer. The list includes their high school and their field of study.
Governor’s School – East
• Nathaniel Pope, Bunker Hill High School, instrumental music, clarinet
• Madison Cleary, Challenger Early College High School, social studies
• Kathryn DeHart, Challenger Early College, English
• Viyada Soukthavone, Challenger Early College, English
• Makayla Hensley, Maiden High School, English
Governor’s School – West
• Ashley Hinostroza-Villacort, Challenger Early College High School, social studies
• Joseph Keller Thomas V, Maiden High School, social studies
• Madison Swank, Fred T. Foard High School, theater
• Payce Sherrill, St. Stephens Secondary School, Mathematics