Published on July 1, 2016 by Mary Wimberley  
AGS Winners 20161

Christina Stacy of Elkmont, Alabama, and Josh Trimble of Montgomery, Alabama, were named outstanding female and male and students at this year’s Alabama Governor’s School (AGS) at Samford University.

The two-week honors program for academically gifted rising high school seniors ended Friday, June 24.

The award winners were chosen by AGS students, faculty and staff on the basis of their participation and overall interest. They were among 92 participants from 54 high schools in 25 counties.

Stacy, a student at Elkmont High School, is the daughter of Robin and Louis Stacy.

Trimble, a student at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, is the son of Joseph Trimble and Jacqueline Trimble.

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

More than 2,000 of Alabama’s best and brightest high school students have attended AGS since it began at Samford in 1987.

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.