Two Polk County high school juniors have been chosen to attend Governor’s School of North Carolina this summer.
Polk County High School’s Addie Lynch and Polk County Early College’s Sheila Rodriguez have been selected for the prestigious program for gifted and talented high school students.
The Governor’s School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented 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: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh.
Governor’s School attendees pursue studies in academic areas such as math, science or English or performing/visual arts disciplines such as choral music or dance, attending classes in a particular topic as well as interacting with students from other topic areas.
This year’s program will run from June 19 through July 27.