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Caldwell County Students Selected for Governor's School

This summer four of Caldwell County Schools’ academically gifted rising high school seniors will have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge ideas and concepts in academics and the arts at the North Carolina Governor’s School. Students will attend a residual educational experience on the campus of either Meredith College for Governor’s School East or High Point University for Governor’s School West.

Congratulations to the following:

Kathryn Whisnant, Hibriten High School, East, Selected Discipline: English

Leah Boff, South Caldwell High School, East, Selected Discipline: English

Rachel Kripner, South Caldwell High School, West, Selected Discipline: Math

Quinten Curtis, South Caldwell High School, West, Selected Discipline: Natural Science

The school district is allotted a certain number of nominations based on its 10th-and 11th-grade populations, and of the 10 students nominated, four were selected. There are 10 specialization areas for nomination, including English, foreign language (French or Spanish), mathematics, natural science, social science, art, choral music, instrumental music, theater, and dance.

To enrich the students’ experience, the faculty and staff of the Governor’s School include distinguished teachers and professionals from colleges and universities across the country. Others are independent artists and scholars.

The late Governor Terry Sanford founded the Governor’s School of North Carolina in 1963. The program, which does not involve credit, tests, or grades, is the oldest statewide summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. This year, the school will resume in-person instruction that was interrupted last summer due to COVID-19 restrictions.