Published on June 28, 2013 by Mary Wimberley  
AGS Winners 2013

Alexander Mingus of Athens and Katie Sisk of Brownsboro were named outstanding male and female students at this year's Alabama Governor's School.  The two-week honors program for rising high school seniors ended Friday, June 28, at Samford University.

Mingus and Sisk were chosen by AGS students, faculty and staff on the basis of their participation and overall interest demonstrated during the session. They were among 83 participants from 53 high schools in 29 counties.

Mingus, a student at East Limestone High School, is the son of Cynthia and Tim Mingus.

Sisk, a student at Pope John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, Ala., is the daughter of Janet and David Sisk.

AGS participants received college level experience in academic subjects, creative activities and leadership opportunities.


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.