The Governor's Schools selection committee released the names of students chosen to attend the 2008 Governor's School for Math and Science, scheduled for this summer. More than 135 middle school students representing all 55 counties in West Virginia will be attending the School for Math and Science.
From Morgan County were; Zane Mokhiber, Timothy Pracht and Kelsey Weimer.
Providing our students a secure foundation in math and science is incredibly important if we expect our state and our nation to compete in the global marketplace, said Gov. Joe Manchin.
The Governor's School takes the best seventh and eighth grade science and math students and gives them a fun and exciting opportunity to build their skills and generate even more enthusiasm for science and math. It's a rewarding experience for them that will pay dividends for many years.
The 2008 Governor's School for Math and Science will be based at West Virginia University in Morgantown with programs at Greenbank Observatory in Pocahontas County. Current seventh and eighth grade students selected for this prestigious program will live on these campuses for three weeks. They will concentrate on selected themes in math and science with emphasis on research techniques.
The Governor's Schools of West Virginia are three-week summer sessions for academically and/or artistically talented students from across West Virginia.
The Governor's Schools consist of three programs, The Governor's Honors Academy, The Governor's School for the Arts and The Governor's School for Math and Science that take place every summer on the campuses of various colleges and universities around the state. Students attend workshops, classes, and events with some of the best faculty and instructors from their fields.
Governor's Schools, entirely free for students, are programs under the aegis of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, a department of state government providing statewide leadership and innovation, enhancing arts and minds throughout West Virginia.
Composed of five agencies and a number of special programs originating from the Cabinet Secretary's Office, the Department seeks to reinforce the rich heritage of culture, education and artistic creation in West Virginia.
Education and the Arts celebrates the perseverance and resilience of the mountain character through public broadcasting, libraries, rehabilitation, professional development, community volunteerism and culture and history.
For more information concerning the Governor's School for Math and Science, contact Sherry Keffer at 304-558-2440 or via email at email@example.com.