PWCS students explore their potential at Summer Residential Governor's Schools
Posted on 07/10/2018
PWCS students attend Governor's School for the Humanities at Radford UniversityThe learning hasn't stopped for 63 PWCS high school students who are joining other bright young minds from around Virginia for Summer Residential Governor's Schools. Another 16 PWCS students are attending Governor's Foreign Language Academies, and two were selected for prestigious mentorships.

The Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted PWCS high school juniors and seniors intensive educational experiences, complementing the World-Class education they receive during the regular school year. Each school focuses on one special area of interest—visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; life science and medicine; or through mentorships in marine science or engineering. Acceptance into these programs is highly competitive, and involves completion of an extensive application, including essay writing and teacher recommendations. Students stay on a Virginia college or university campus for up to four weeks, living, studying, and getting to know other students with similar interests and abilities from across Virginia. They are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, and research. They take part in individual and group projects and performances, and attend seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. The students may also work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and other experts.

2018 Governor’s School Summer Residential Programs attendees:

For Agriculture at Virginia Tech University:

(includes agricultural and biological systems engineering, agricultural economics, animal science, plant science, and food science)
  • Battlefield HS: Nathan Hakimpour, Ilene Hong, Eileen Kim, Tae Lee, McKenna Morehouse
  • Colgan HS: Brianna Heckert
  • Forest Park HS: Dream Mattison
  • Osbourn Park HS: Isabella Munson, Suvasish Pant
  • Woodbridge HS: Emily Pickup

For Humanities at Radford University:

  • Battlefield HS: Emily Payne, Priscilla Yoon
  • Colgan HS: Aidan-Claire Cudahy
  • Forest Park HS: Karen Enomoto, Kaylie Martinez-Ochoa, Adrita Quabili, Sydney Sutton, Gelila Yonas
  • Gar-Field HS: Mical Tecle
  • Hylton HS: Nana Amaniampong, Eliana Black, Chloe Koulefianou, Emma Mantoan, Rachel Montes, Daniella Saforo
  • Patriot HS: Haadiya Ahmed, Sasan Faraj, Zoree Jones, Duaa Satti, Cheryl Wilfred
  • Woodbridge HS: Kaleigh Boesel

For Math, Science, and Technology at Lynchburg College:

  • Forest Park HS: Eman Bajwa, Alexi Gladstone, Joshua Mehr, Riyanka Ray
  • Gar-Field HS: Thao Nguyen, Syed Shahab, Sohail Moeez, David Velasquez
  • Hylton HS: Timothy Cha, Emily McPike
  • Osbourn Park HS: Kyle Hunter, Binette Wadda
  • Stonewall Jackson HS: Kimberly Elias Castellanos
  • Woodbridge HS: Lucas Magnell, Ella Poole

For Visual and Performing Arts at Radford University:

  • Colgan HS: Daniel Aviles Correa, Asjah Benson, Morgan Berkheimer, Kaitlyn Blair, Kate Bresnahan, Xavier Howard, Robert Moser, Madison Pettit, Aidan Toth, Nicholas Villacorte, Taylor Wilbon, Kristen Wilkins
  • Forest Park HS: Rayna Ketch, Yunbin Nam
  • Hylton HS: Stephanie Annis, Dennis Griffith
  • Osbourn Park HS: Megana Balaji

For the Governor's Foreign Language Academies at Washington & Lee University:

  • French: Claire Graser (Battlefield), Sophia Elhadidi (Colgan), Julia Worthen (Colgan), Helena Boyd (Patriot), Milton Sosa Cordon (Stonewall Jackson), Tiffany Barahona (Woodbridge), and Gaby Hernandez (Woodbridge)
  • German : Natalie Gutierrez (Hylton)
  • Spanish: Caitlin Nguyen (Battlefield), Mary Hawkes (Colgan), Liliana Gomez (Woodbridge)

For the Governor's Foreign Language Academies at Randolph-Macon College:

  • Japanese: Melody Park (Battlefield), Marialejandr Ariza-Florez (Hylton), Nathan Luevano (Potomac)
  • Latin: Michael Carter (Battlefield) and Camille Owen (Battlefield)

For the prestigious mentorship programs:

  • Battlefield HS: Jack Cantarella - Medical and Health Sciences internship (MHS) facilitated by VCU. MHS accepts only 30 students from across Virginia for this program.
  • Woodbridge HS: Sean Zylich - NASA engineering mentorship facilitated by CNU. NASA accepts only 10 students from across Virginia for this program.

For more information, visit the Governor’s School website.

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