• High school students selected for N.C. Governor’s School program

    Fourteen students from Gaston County Schools have been selected to attend the 2024 session of 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 Greensboro College.  The program runs June 23 through July 20.

    The following students from Gaston County Schools were chosen to attend Governor’s School this summer.  The list includes their high school and area of study.

    Governor’s School - East
    Melanie Hernandez Martinez, Hunter Huss High School, English
    Carter Johnson, East Gaston High School, Instrumental Music - Trumpet
    Caiden McDaniel, Forestview High School, Instrumental Music - French Horn
    John Thomas McQuay, South Point High School, Mathematics
    LeAnna Moore, East Gaston High School, Choral Music - Soprano I
    Charles Price, South Point High School, Natural Science

    ■ Governor’s School - West
    Audrey Anthony, East Gaston High School, Choral Music - Alto I
    Emmerson Dawe, South Point High School, Natural Science
    Lilly Friday, Forestview High School, English
    Faith Hairston, South Point High School, Dance
    Micajah Hanna, Gaston Early College High School, Natural Science
    William Peyton, Forestview High School, Mathematics
    Ajalon Phillips, Hunter Huss High School, Natural Science
    Elijah Sherrill, Highland School of Technology, Social Science

    Governor’s School is a summer enrichment program for 820 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 an opportunity for outstanding students to explore the latest developments, problems, and theories in the various fields of the arts and sciences. 

    Nominations for Governor’s School are made by each local high school, reviewed by a local committee, and submitted to a state committee for final selection.  The process is extremely competitive.  Students are chosen based on academic standing or the ability to perform in an area of concentration such as dance, art, music, and drama.

    Superintendent of Schools Morgen A. Houchard stated: “We would like to congratulate our students who were chosen to attend Governor’s School.  Being selected is one of the most significant accomplishments a high school student can achieve.  The students are to be commended for their outstanding achievement and for being among the brightest and most talented students in our state.”

    A distinguished faculty chosen from public and private schools, colleges and universities, and private businesses and organizations serve as teachers in the program.  Nationally-recognized consultants also provide instruction.

    Click here for more information about the North Carolina Governor’s School program.