Monday, March 14, 2016

High School Students Selected for 2016 Governor's School

CHCCS had 19 students selected to attend the 2016 NC Governor's School this summer.

Students selected from Carrboro High and their subjects are:  Grace Schneider, Social Science and Caroline A. Smith, Choral Music (Alto).

Students selected from Chapel Hill High and their subjects are:  John Holly, French; Jerry Ji, Instrumental Music (Cello); Clement Li, Choral Music (Tenor); Bram Raets, Choral Music (Bass); and Allene Xing, French.

Students selected from East Chapel Hill High and their subjects are: Christopher Hassel, Spanish; Jewel Kim, Instrumental Music (Cello); Allison Lai, Instrumental Music (Violin); Danielle Losos, Art; Tucker Owens, Math; Sidharth Sirdeshmukh, Natural Science; Amy E. Smith, Choral Music (Soprano II); Clara To, French; Stephanie Yao, Instrumental Music (Flute/Piccolo); Ellison Young, Choral Music (Alto); Samuel Zhang, Math; and Rebecca Zuo, Math.

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 exception 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 19 to July 27.

Over 800 students are 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.