Academy Student Selected for Governor's School
Salem Academy junior Catherine Ward was selected to attend Governor’s School of North Carolina this summer.
Ward was accepted into the natural science program at Governor’s School East, which is held on the campus of Meredith College in Raleigh. A native of New Bern, Ward also is a recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Sisters Merit Scholarship, a full-merit scholarship for boarding students that includes full tuition, room and board, and travel and internship opportunities.
The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five-week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests or grades.
The Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses of up to 275 students each: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem (begun in 1963), and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh (begun in 1978).