Return to Headlines

Students selected for Governor’s School 2019

High school students selected for Governor’s School 2019

Eleven students from Gaston County Schools were selected to attend the 2019 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 High Point University in High Point.  The program runs June 16 through July 24.

Governor’s School is a residential summer enrichment program for 650 students from across the state.  It is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically 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 science.

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 selections.  The selection process is extremely competitive. Students are chosen based on academic standing or ability to perform in an area of concentration such as dance, art, music, and drama.

Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker 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.

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
Olivia Hedrick, Stuart W. Cramer High School - Visual Art
Kevin Li, South Point High School - Mathematics
Maggie Newton, Forestview High School - English
Bao Phan, South Point High School - Social Science
Chris Schiavoni, Stuart W. Cramer High School - Instrumental Music
Ariana Stephenson, East Gaston High School - Instrumental Music

■ Governor’s School - West
Lara Moss, Cherryville High School - Visual Art
Holly Mullen, East Gaston High School - Choral Music
Shehzil Rahim, Highland School of Technology - Mathematics
Andrea Tejada, East Gaston High School - Natural Science
Cecelia Tolbert, North Gaston High School - Natural Science

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