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Alabama Governor’s School Begins June 13 At Samford

Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-06-10

Students from 54 high schools in 32 counties will attend Alabama Governor’s School (AGS) at Samford University June 13-25. The 82 rising high school seniors arrive Sunday afternoon (JUNE 13) for the two-week honors program for academically gifted students. Opening ceremonies are Sunday at 2:45 p.m. in Harrison Theatre.

During AGS, participants select major and minor areas of coursework. Topics include the legal process, healthcare, anatomy, research science, arts, television news, magazine publication, photography, Alabama heroes, astronomy, fitness, Birmingham’s urban geography, Alabama plants and animals, Euripides’ Medea, web design and Southern culture. A digital printmaking course is offered for the first time.

The group will make excursions to a Birmingham Barons baseball game and the McWane Center. On-campus recreation includes a volleyball tournament, AGS Olympics, talent show and a dance.

Dr. Betsy Rogers, a Samford graduate and 2003 National Teacher of the Year, will address the group at a special dinner on June 22.

Closing ceremonies will be Friday, June 25, at 10 a.m. in Harrison Theatre. Samford biology professor Dr. George Keller is AGS director.

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