Seventeen Durham Public Schools students will attend the 2010 Governor's School this summer.
The school allows rising high school seniors to explore a variety of disciplines from art to foreign language without credit, tests or grades. Started in 1963 by former governor Terry Sanford, the school is the oldest state residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the country.
This year's session runs from June 13 to July 24. Students will attend the school either at Salem College in Winston-Salem or Meredith College in Raleigh.
Below are the DPS students who were selected, their school and area of study:
Durham School of the Arts
Sarvani Gandhavadi - Art
Emma Boulding - Choral Music
Hannah Grantham - Choral Music
Alison Levine - Choral music
Emily Ferrell - Art
Katherine Horvath - Instrumental Music
Sofia Otero - Spanish
Travis Bordley - Art
Chelsea Townsend - Dance
Miguel Penabella - Nautral Science
Alena Welch - Spanish
Brittany Salaam - Choral Music
Dylan Abolafia - Instrumental Music
Mark Stripp - Art
Leighanne Oh - INstrumental Music
Andrew Crabtree - Drama
Austria Taylor - Natural Science