Parent Teacher Magazine Gaston County Schools May/June 2018 - Page 8

Students selected for Governor’s School 2018 Fifteen high school students from Gaston County Schools were selected to attend the 2018 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 Salem College in Winston-Salem. The program runs June 17 through July 25. 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 this year. Being selected for Governor’s School is one of the most significant accomplishments a high