Summer Governor's Schools offer intensive educational experiences for high school students
Posted on 07/12/2019
Sydney Bradley-Black, Melanie Pineda-Flores, Lillie Cooper, Natalie Garrigan attend Governor's Schools summer of 2019

73 bright young minds from PWCS high schools are on college campuses around the state this summer for Residential Governor's Schools. Another 10 PWCS students are attending Governor's Foreign Language Academies, and three were selected for prestigious mentorships.

The Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide 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.

2019 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: Ria Hosuru, Megan Joshi, Angeline Kim, Esther Kim, Eunice Kim
  • C.D. Hylton HS: Bianca Campos, Ciara Miller
  • Gar-Field HS: Alexander Orellana-Aparicio
  • Osbourn Park HS: Kirti Dahal
  • Patriot HS: Lawanya Chopra, Irene Torosyan, Jessica Truong

For Humanities at Radford University:

  • Battlefield HS: Aden Beyene
  • Colgan HS: Brantley Murphy
  • Forest Park HS: Lily Grant, Naomi Harvey, Madison Miller, Lily Zachman
  • Gar-Field HS: Kroesna Chour, Aisha Saqib
  • Hylton HS: Emily Alberti, Victoria Miranda, Caroline Silvera, Reanna Towns
  • Osbourn Park HS: Michelle Baffour
  • Potomac HS: Aaron Osei
  • Stonewall Jackson HS: Sydney Bradley-Black, Melanie Pineda-Flores
  • Woodbridge HS: Mahiya Zaman

For Math, Science, and Technology at Lynchburg College:

  • Battlefield HS: Joseph Choe, Carson Min, Trevor White
  • Colgan HS: Sara Buie
  • Forest Park HS: Hadeer Awan, Thomas Byrne, Vongdara De Lopez, Mohamed Musa, Jaclyn Pili
  • Gar-Field HS: Subyna Khalid, Jose Mendez-Anastasio, Huy Nguyen, Connor Roth, Daniel Tran
  • Osbourn Park HS: Khoi Nguyen, Devasish Pant, Anish Pothireddy
  • Patriot HS: Wamia Said, Frances Truong
  • Woodbridge HS: Sarah Kirk

For Visual and Performing Arts at Radford University:

  • Brentsville District HS: Abigail Downs
  • Colgan HS: Abbigail Blair, Daniel Bothma, Timothy Burhouse, Francis Buscemi, Grant Cadogan, Laura Castillo, Michael Creswick, Amelia Dunayer, Isabelle Flugrad, Lydia Frazier, Laura Hester, Kennedy Keller, Nicole Koelsch, Benjamin Lee, Jonathan Martin, Sean Mikesh, Lauren Rotante, Leah Stansbury
  • Hylton HS: Nana Ama Nyarko
  • Patriot HS: Abraham Richard, Amy Tsou
  • Woodbridge HS: Lillie Cooper, Michael Plaugher

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

  • Battlefield HS: Nyree Brown (Spanish), Kendra Diaz (French)
  • Colgan HS: Lauren Yeboah-Kodie (Spanish)
  • Gar-Field HS: Jackeline Peraza (French)
  • Woodbridge HS: Vanessa Cantero (French), Natalie Garrigan (French)

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

  • Battlefield HS: Elizabeth Gilmore (Japanese), Sophia Tiller (Latin)
  • Colgan HS: Kaitlyn Combs (Japanese)
  • Patriot HS: Kelsey May (Japanese)

For the prestigious mentorship programs:

  • Brentsville District HS: Noah Egan - NASA engineering mentorship (facilitated by CNU). NASA accepts only 10 students from across Virginia for this program.
  • Forest Park HS: Eleanor Sigrest – NASA engineering mentorship
  • Gar-Field HS: Himayatullah Azizi - Medical and Health Sciences internship (MHS) (facilitated by VCU). MHS accepts only 30 students from across Virginia for this program.

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

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