Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-06-26

Students from Florence, Birmingham Win Alabama Governor's School Honors Shao-Yu Chen of Florence and Elizabeth Reiser of Birmingham were named outstanding male and female students at the 2009 Alabama Governor's School, which concluded at Samford University Friday (JUNE 26).

They were chosen by AGS students, faculty and staff on the basis of participation and overall interest shown during the two-week honors program for rising high school seniors. Eighty-two students from 52 high schools in 26 counties participated.

Chen, who attends Florence High School, is the son of Chiong-Yiao Chen.

Reiser, a student at Briarwood Christian School, is the daughter of Sally and Billy Reiser.

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.