Wednesday, April 12, 2017

High School Students Selected for 2017 Governor's School

CHCCS had 19 students selected to attend the 2017 NC Governor's School this summer.

The student selected from Carrboro High and her subject is:  Leanne Joyce, Social Science.

Students selected from Chapel Hill High and their subjects are:  Maria Henriquez, Instrumental Music (Trombone); Yijian Huang, Instrumental Music (Violin); Eri Kakoki, Instrumental Music (Flute/Piccolo); Claire Mink, Spanish; Emily Soll, French; Caitlin Su, Instrumental Music (Violin); Belinda Wang, Instrumental Music (Violin); Demi Wang, Instrumental Music (Violin); and Eric Xu, Natural Science.

Students selected from East Chapel Hill High and their subjects are: Isabel Green, Art; Jocelyn Kim, Instrumental Music (Cello); Laura Meshnick, French; Frances O’Grady, English; Dora Pekec, Social Science; Justin Takamiya, Instrumental Music (Clarinet); John Welsby, Instrumental Music (Bass); Romy Whitesell, English; and Zixuan Yang, Instrumental Music (Clarinet).

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 18 to July 26.

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.