Published on July 2, 2012 by Mary Wimberley  
AGS Winners 2012

Brannum Forsyth of Birmingham and Megan Walker of Cullman were named outstanding male and female students at 2012 Alabama Governor's School. The 25th anniversary session of the two-week honors program for rising high school seniors ended Friday, June 29, at Samford University.

Forsyth and Walker were chosen by AGS students, faculty and staff on the basis of their participation and overall interest shown during the session.  They were among 80 participants from high schools in 27 counties.

Forsyth, a student at Spain Park High School, is the son of Peggy and Stephen Forsyth.

Walker, a student at Fairview High School, is the daughter of Bonnie Walker and Randy Wood.

AGS participants received college level experience in academics, creativity and leadership.


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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.