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2020 NC Governor's School Selections Announced


Craven County Schools is very proud of our eight students selected to attend this year's NC Governor's School Session. Unfortunately last week The Exceptional Children Division and its Office of the North Carolina Governor’s School informed us of the cancellation of the 2020 session of Governor’s School, as approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with considered accommodations and date adjustments, proceeding with this close-knit residential program would improperly jeopardize student and faculty/staff health and safety during this period of necessary social distancing. Also, in-depth considerations have revealed that other content delivery means (e.g., online, videoconference, etc.) would sacrifice program integrity and equity, offering inconsistent or no additional benefit to most students.

We continue to celebrate our students for this prestigious honor as North Carolina’s most gifted and talented rising high school juniors and seniors that would have had an opportunity to explore cutting-edge ideas and concepts in academics and the arts.

Each school system, charter school and private school is allotted a certain number of nominations based on its 10th- and 11th-grade populations. There are 10 specialization areas for nomination: English, foreign language (French or Spanish), mathematics, natural science, social science, art, choral music, instrumental music, theater and dance.

Faculty and staff of the Governor’s School include distinguished teachers and professionals from public and private schools, colleges and universities across the country. Others are independent artists and scholars. To further enrich the students’ experience, many faculty members are in residence on campus as well.

Gov. 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. Governor’s School is located on two campuses: Governor's School West (High Point University in High Point) and East (Meredith College in Raleigh).

Help us celebrate our very deserving students selected for the 2020-21 NC Governor's School summer session:

Savanah Buck -West Craven High, Natural Science-Gov School East
Jenna Carroll -New Bern High, Dance - Gov School East
Julia Carroll-New Bern High, Dance- Gov School East
Aidan Jefferys-New Bern High, Choral Music-Gov School East
Emma Longenecker- New Bern High, Choral Music-Gov School West
Amelia Moore -New Bern High, English -Gov School East
Taylor Morris- Craven Early College, Natural Science -Gov School West
Callan Whitley -New Bern High, Theater -Gov School East

Morris Buck Julia Jenna Whitley Moore Emma Aidan