Wednesday, May 21, 2014

High School Students Selected for 2014 Governor's School

CHCCS had 19 students selected to attend NC Governor's School this summer.

Students selected from Carrboro High and their subjects are:  Anthony Fraden, Choral Music (Tenor); Marichi Gupta, Choral Music (Tenor); Claire Hanlon, Theater; and Jordan Owen, Social Science.

Students selected from Chapel Hill High and their subjects are:  Emily Aleman, Dance; Catherine Cho, Instrumental Music (cello); Jacob Engel, Instrumental Music (trombone); Sandeep Gill, Spanish; Grace Gollmar, Choral Music (Soprano I) Sophia Kahn, Art; Shomya Mitra, Instrumental Music (violin); Lauren Su, Natural Science; Emilee Taxman, Art; and Henry Wilkinson, Art.

Students selected from East Chapel Hill High and their subjects are:  Jones Bell, Choral Music (Bass); Jane Carsey, Natural Science; Daniel Yu, Instrumental Music (violin); Aaron Yun, Instrumental Music (cello); and Blaise Whitesell, Instrumental Music (French horn).

The Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.  The program, open to rising seniors only (with some exceptions made for rising juniors in the performing/visual arts area), is located on two college campuses, Salem College in Winston-Salem and Meredith College in Raleigh.  The sessions will run June 15 to July 23.

Over 800 students were selected to attend.  The Governor's School is administered by the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division.  A Board of Governors is appointed by the State Board of Education to act as an advisory body.

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