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Students selected for N.C. Governor’s School
High school students selected for N.C. Governor’s School program
Seventeen students from Gaston County Schools have been selected to attend the 2022 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 Winston-Salem State University. The program runs June 19 through July 16.
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 W. Jeffrey Booker stated: “We would like to congratulate our students who were chosen to attend Governor’s School 2022. 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
Sherry Ramos Martinez, Ashbrook High School - Math
Abby Michael, Stuart W. Cramer High School - Dance
Mattie Branham, East Gaston High School - Instrumental Music, Tuba
Hayden Dillard, East Gaston High School - Instrumental Music, Trumpet
Kathryn Meranto, East Gaston High School - Choral Music, Soprano 2
Olivia Metts, East Gaston High School - English
Samuel Cook, Highland School of Technology - Social Science
Nicole Allen, South Point High School - Math
Avery Boyd, South Point High School - Math
Jordan Coffey, South Point High School - Choral Music, Soprano 2
James Crawford, South Point High School - Instrumental Music, Percussion
Abigail Miss, South Point High School - English
■ Governor’s School - West
Marley Prato, Stuart W. Cramer High School - Theater
Kaitlyn Russell, East Gaston High School - Social Science
A’ja Adams, Forestview High School - Social Science
Sarah Younan, Forestview High School - Social Science
Abigail Osborne, Highland School of Technology - Natural Science
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