Published on June 29, 2012 by Brad Radice 

Alabama's best and brightest rising high school seniors have been on Samford University's campus for the past two weeks attending the Alabama Governor's School.

This is the 25th session for the AGS, which was created in 1987.

This year 82 students are attending the two week honors program.  These students come with great skills in academic ability, leadership, creativity, and community service.  Two teacher recommendations and a nomination from the student's principal is required in the application process.

Here is a taste of the AGS course Lights, Camera, Action. One of many hands on courses students can learn from.


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.