Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-06-25


Zach Sullivan of Huntsville and Marie Tucker of Birmingham were named outstanding male and female students at the 2010 Alabama Governor’s School, which concluded Friday, June 25, 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 honors program for rising high school seniors.

This year’s AGS included 75 students from high schools throughout the state.

Sullivan, who attends Westminster Christian Academy in Huntsville, is the son of Beth and Van Sullivan.

Tucker, who attends Briarwood Christian High School, is the daughter of Louise and Steve Tucker.

AGS participants received college level experience in academics, creativity and leadership. In addition to classroom study in major and minor courses, they also enjoyed a Birmingham Barons baseball game, a visit to the American Village and Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, a service project at the Birmingham Zoo and other activities.


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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.