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Nine Catawba County Students Selected to Attend NC Governor’s School

Nine students from Catawba County Schools have been selected to attend the 2024 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 Greensboro College. The program runs June 23 – July 20, 2024. Governor’s School is a summer enrichment program for 650 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 science. 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 Catawba County Schools were chosen to attend Governor’s School this summer. The list includes their high school and area of study.
Harlie Parham, Bandys, Dance
Madalyn Sharpe, Bandys, Natural Science
Seamus Auton, Challenger, English
Sage Fields, Challenger, Choral Music – Soprano 2
Madeleine Hampton, Challenger, Natural Science
Paige Finney, Maiden, English
Amelia, Gscheidmeier, St. Stephens, Dance
Hannah Hollar, St. Stephens, Choral Music – Soprano 1
Maiger Lee, St. Stephens, Visual Art

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.

CCS Superintendent Dr. Matt Stover stated, “Congratulations to our students selected for Governor’s School! This is a major achievement and a fantastic opportunity to further develop your talents and knowledge as you prepare for what’s next. We’re really proud of your success!”

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