Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-06-27

Kendell Hawkins of Susan Moore and Fowler Joiner of Lexington were named outstanding female and male students at the 2008 Alabama Governor's School (AGS), which ended Friday (June 27) at Samford University.

They 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.

Hawkins, daughter of Sonya and Jeff Hawkins, attends Susan Moore High School in Blount County.

Joiner, son of Kelley and Willie Joiner, attends Lexington High School in Lauderdale County.

A total of 78 students from high schools in 27 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.