LAURINBURG — A rising senior at Scotland Early College High School has been accepted to North Carolina Governor’s School, a five-week summer residential program for intellectually or artistically gifted students.
Erin Y. Zhang has been accepted to the school’s Winston-Salem campus, at Salem College. There she will study mathematics, one of ten specialized areas offered by the program.
Gov. Terry Sanford founded school of North Carolina in 1963. The program does not involve credit, tests or grades and challenges students to discover and explore links between ideas and actions, theory and practice. Faculty and staff include distinguished teachers and professionals from public and private schools, colleges and universities across the country. Others are independent artists and scholars.
Students are first nominated by their local school superintendent, headmaster or director. Each school system, charter school and private school is allotted a certain number of nominations based on its 10th- and 11th-grade populations.
“Students who attend Governor’s School are true scholars and artists, and their talents and passion are admirable,” said State Superintendent June Atkinson. “The innovative Governor’s School curriculum will challenge and cultivate their skills and give them an experience that will pave the way for future success in academics, in the arts, and in life.”
Zhang’s parents are Yu Hong Zhang and Bi Yuan Su.