Eighteen Rock Hill students, who are among the top 1% of students in South Carolina, have been accepted to attend either a summer or residential program at the South Carolina Governor’s School.
The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville provide opportunities that few, if any, K-12 school districts are able to offer. Both public schools offer residential programs for students from across the state to study in an environment that allows them to devote themselves to their interests and prepare for bright futures.
The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics attracts academically motivated juniors and seniors pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and math. GSSM is one of only 12 specialized, residential high schools in the nation. With 50-plus STEM classes and opportunities to study everything from robotics to biochemistry, GSSM lets students are uniquely challenged with a rigorous curriculum that prepares them for advanced course work required in college and a competitive, high-tech job market.
With five students from Rock Hill High School, the Bearcats are second only to Orangeburg High School for Health Professions to have the most students accepted to attend GSSM. Director of admissions Steven Cote said students from Rock Hill Schools are among the most prepared for the challenges that await and he attributes that to rigorous coursework offered in Rock Hill Schools.
The following students will attend the SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics:
- Tyler Feemster, Northwestern High School
- Corbin Goodwin, Rock Hill High School
- Amanda Hardin, Northwestern High School
- Nolan Jenkins, Rock Hill High School
- Camden Jensen, Rock Hill High School
- Chalmers Johnson, Rock Hill High School
- Juliet Leach, Rock Hill High School
- Christopher Poston, Northwestern High School
The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities gives artistically talented high school students from across the state the opportunity to study their art in a supportive environment of artistic and academic excellence. The nine-month residential high school is modeled after a master-apprentice community with an arts faculty who are all practicing artists, as well as educators in their areas of expertise. In addition to rigorous pre-professional arts training, students receive an intense and innovative academic education that fosters connections to the arts while meeting all the requirements necessary for a South Carolina high school diploma.
The following students will attend the SC Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities:
- Victoria Watson, Northwestern High School
- Jenna Gregory, Northwestern High School
- Carmen Gardner, Northwestern High School
- Eerin Springs-McCottry, Northwestern High School
- Kyle Jenkins, Dutchman Creek Middle School
- Madison Harr, South Pointe High School
- Hannah Hansmann-Clemens, Northwestern High School
- Kyle Tolbert, Rock Hill High School
- Salean Rawlinson, Castle Heights Middle School
- Payton Altman, Northwestern High School