Three Providence Day students have been selected to attend Governor's School of North Carolina this summer.
The Governor’s School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students in the nation. The competitive program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh.
Kelsey Caldwell was selected to attend the Governor’s School West program to study Instrumental Music- Viola, Alex Hobby was selected to attend the Governor’s School West to study Mathematics, and Malika Rawal was selected to study Social Science at the Governor’s School East.
The program is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division. Each summer, all selected students are invited to Governor’s School to help build a learning community. Freed from the regular high school pressures of tests, scores and grade point averages, students are encouraged to question and explore, with the purpose of learning for its own sake and discovering new possibilities that complement their high school instruction. While individual achievement and growth are always addressed, Governor’s School emphasizes corporate and collective efforts, ranging from orchestral and choral music to partnered experiments and whole-class projects.