Biggest GS Event
Ever, July 14, 2012
now for the biggest event in the history of Governor’s School. The Governor’s
School Alumni Association invites all alumni, current and former faculty,
parents, and other supporters to a day of Governor’s School and a night of fun
at the Governor’s School 50th Anniversary Celebration.
details and sign up at the 50th Anniversary
School In The News
out these links to media articles related to Governor’s School.
2012: Shelby Star – Homeless to Harvard
20, 2011: News 14 Carolina – Half of funds raised to keep Governor’s School
20, 2011: Charlotte Observer – School Needs Funds by August 1st.
19, 2011: Salisbury Post – Governor’s School a Life-Altering Experience
July 17, 2011: Durham
Herald-Sun – The first thing that ever broke my heart.
16, 2001: Winston-Salem Journal – Excellent Opportunity for a Sponsor
15, 2001: Jacksonville Daily News – Governor’s School entering new era
July 14, 2011: WRAL
– Governor’s School weighs tuition to replace state funds
10, 2011: Greenville Daily Reflector – Alumni Rally to Preserve Program
2011: News and Observer…
Chip In To Save Governor’s School (Chelsea Kellner)
Now, the Cost
Photo Gallery: GSE
Letters to the Editor:
at the Top (Sandra Currin)
Sad Choice (Tom and Dee Clere)
in Students (Melissa Ross Matton)
9, 2011: News 14 Carolina – GS Students work to maintain program.
8, 2011: News and Observer – A Treasure Being Lost to Budget Cuts (Op-Ed by
8, 2011: GS Foundation – GS West Alum Josh Hughes: A Place to Call Home
7, 2011: News and Observer – State delays decision on Governor’s School
6, 2011: Daily Tar Heel – NC Governor's School Seeks Alumni Donations, Private
6: 2011: News and Observer - Cuts for Governor's School may end summer
program for gifted students
3, 2011: W-S Journal – Legislators cut state money to Governor’s School of
July 1, 2011: Letter to the Editor by Randy
Foy, GSW Orchestra Conductor.
Among the casualties of the recent state budget is the Governor's School of
Started in 1963, it stands as the first state-supported summer program for
gifted high school students in academics and the arts in the nation. Bright
high-school students are selected and come from all socio-economic
backgrounds from across North Carolina, attesting to our statewide commitment
to education. Programs in many states have been modeled after this original
Governor's School concept started by Terry Sanford.
I was a student at the Governor's School program in its early years (1967)
and returned to teach at the Salem College campus for many summers. The
program focuses on contemporary thought -- the kind that stretches the mind
in courses ranging from genetics to string theory to experimental music,
keeping the curriculum ever current.
It is a small part of North Carolina's nurturing of innovation. Alumni often
view the summer at Governor's School as a pivotal educational experience in
spurring lifelong inquiry.
After 49 sessions, this summer may be the last. Work is under way turning to
the private sector to make it possible for the program to continue to
challenge and serve bright students from North Carolina, regardless of
background. The high-quality program has existed on a shoestring budget from
the state (less than $900,000), but that has ended. Outside funding is
crucial in keeping Governor's School alive for North Carolina, and the
non-profit N.C. Governor's School Foundation is working to find a solution.
July 1, 2001: WXII 12
– Governor’s School Feeling Budget Pinch
29, 2011: Daily Tar Heel – Teaching Programs Fall Victim to Budget Cuts
26, 2011: South Charlotte News – Governor’s School is Family Tradition
22, 2011: Asheville Citizen-Times – Future of NC Governor’s School in Doubt –
Asheville Parents Upset
9, 2011: Carrboro Citizen – Senator Ellie Kinniard
Letter to Constituents
18, 2011: Daily Tar Heel – Governor’s School Could Lose State Funding.
13, 2011: Daily Tar Heel – Proposed Budget May Decrease Governor’s School
from just taking a few moments to browse the internet for pages containing
the words "Governor's School of North Carolina" that there are many
GS alumni publishing their own websites. We would like to hear about
them. The content can be personal, professional, topical, or focused on
a certain year for Governor's School.
On the Links page, we have provided a form to make it easy for
you to submit links to your website. Take a moment to let other GSers know you are on the net!
Check Out This Flashback!
Coffey, GS '71, Art
for your website links
David Needham, GSW 89, has kindly created a banner to place on your
personal GS related sites. Feel free to copy the banner below. Thanks, David!