Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-06-22

Elizabeth Gettys of Alexander City and Adam Mills of Fayette were named outstanding female and male students at this year's Alabama Governor's School, which concluded Friday (June 22) at Samford University.

The two were chosen by AGS students, faculty and staff on the basis of participation and overall interest shown during the two-week program for academically gifted rising high school seniors.

Gettys, daughter of Sarah Beth and Charles Gettys, attends Benjamin Russell High School.

Mills, son of LeeAnna and Bobby Mills, attends Fayette County High School.

A total of 77 students from high schools in 28 counties attended AGS.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.