Area students chosen for Alabama Governor’s SchoolPublished 11:29am Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Three area residents were chosen to attend the 2012 session of Alabama Governor’s School at Samford University June 17-29. They were among 80 outstanding rising high school seniors from 27 counties who were selected for the two-week honors program.
AGS participants received college level experience in academics, creativity and leadership. Course topics included the arts, law, healthcare, research science, Alabama ecosystems and entrepreneurship—a total of 16 subjects in all. They also participated in a service project, visited American Village in Montevallo and attended a Birmingham Barons baseball game and a special reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of AGS.
Participants included, by school:
Danville High School, Quinn Roberts, son of Joyce Bryant and Rodney Roberts.
Hartselle High School, Victoria “Tori” Miller, daughter of Janice and Stacy Miller.
Priceville High School, Leanna Grantland, daughter of Leese and Micheal Grantland.
AGS students are nominated by their schools on the basis of academic ability, leadership qualities, creativity and community service. Selection is also based on teacher and guidance counselor nominations, and a written essay.