Two juniors from North Stokes recently received the good news that they will be attending the 2017 Session of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Governor’s School this summer. They were identified from among nearly 1,800 nominees from across the state as “having the ability and character to contribute to this summer’s program and to profit from this experience,” according to their acceptance letters.
Kinzi Flippin, daughter of Phillip and Kristi Flippin of Westfield, was accepted into the program in the concentration area of Natural Science. “Being selected to attend Governor’s School is a great honor,” she said. “It will allow me to meet and collaborate with students from all over the state.” Flippin will be taking courses in philosophy and self and society in addition to her concentration area of Natural Science.
“I applied to North Carolina’s Governor’s School because it is the opportunity of a lifetime for academically gifted students,” said Emma Gilley, who was accepted into the program’s English concentration. She will also be taking daily classes in philosophy and self and society in addition to her concentration. “My acceptance feels like a validation of exceptionally hard work. I could not be more ecstatic about spending the summer in Raleigh!” she added. Gilley is the daughter of Don and Marissa Gilley of Lawsonville.
“Being accecpted into Governor’s School is a great honor,” explained North Stokes’ Principal Nathan Rasey. “The invitation is only extended to a select few. We could not be happier for Emma and for Kinzi.”
The students will both attend the session at Meredith College in Raleigh beginning June 18. According to the program’s website: “The five-and-a-half week summer residential program provides intellectually gifted high school students the opportunity to explore new ideas and concepts in their chosen discipline as well as take unique, integrative courses focusing on contemporary ways of thinking and the links between theory and practice.”