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.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.