Muscle Shoals, Athens Students Honored At Samford's Alabama Governor's School
Rivers Jackson of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and Adriel McMahan of Athens, Alabama, were named outstanding male and female students at this year’s Alabama Governor’s School at Samford University. The two-week honors program for academically gifted rising high school seniors ended Friday, June 26.
The award winners were chosen by AGS students, faculty and staff on the basis of their participation and overall interest. They were among 88 participants from 56 high schools in 27 Alabama counties.
Jackson, a student at Muscle Shoals High School, is the son of Tanya and Wyatt Jackson.
McMahan, a student at Elkmont High School, is the daughter of Brandy and Brandon McMahan.
AGS participants received college level experience in academic subjects, creative activities and leadership opportunities.
More than 2,000 of Alabama’s best and brightest high school students have attended AGS since it began at Samford in 1987.
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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.