Four Dare County students accepted into North Carolina Governor’s School

Published 8:54 am Thursday, April 18, 2024

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Dare County has announced that four students have been accepted into the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s School program.

They successfully passed the rigorous local and state nomination process to secure their positions in the highly competitive, four week residential program for gifted and talented high school students.

The following students from Dare County have been selected to participate in the North Carolina Governor’s School:

  • Caroline Gay, English, Manteo High School
  • Kevin Gonzalez-Caldera, English, Cape Hatteras Secondary School
  • Savannah Moore, Visual Arts, Cape Hatteras Secondary School
  • Mary Williams, Theater, First Flight High School
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“The awardees from Dare County Schools this year are high achieving creative thinkers. I am particularly proud of these four students as they demonstrate that many of our most successful students are involved in creative endeavors like writing, athletics, music, theater, and visual art,” stated Steve Blackstock, Dare County Schools assistant superintendent and North Carolina Governor’s School coordinator.

North Carolina Governor’s School is an educational experience that encourages students to explore the most recent academic ideas and concepts. The curriculum integrates academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses that engage and challenge students.

Dare County Schools Superintendent Steve Basnight expressed his enthusiasm for the students’ achievements, stating, “We are so excited for these incredibly hardworking students! Having the opportunity to learn and grow among some of the best students from across our state is quite an honor and speaks volumes of their talents and commitment.”

North Carolina Governor’s School is the nation’s oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted high school students. 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 335 students each. The program is administered by the public schools of North Carolina, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction through the Division of Advanced Learning and Gifted Education.