LAURINBURG – Scotland High School juniors, Camryn Ellis, Anna Griswold and Scotland Early College junior, Yampiere Yugo-Acosta, were recently selected to attend Governor’s School this summer.
Griswold was selected for Governor’s School West in the area of math. Ellis was selected for Governor’s School East in the area of social science, and Yugo-Acosta was selected for Governor’s School East in the area of science.
The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.
It is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The 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 of up to 325 students each: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem started in 1963 and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh, which started in 1978. The program is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division.