Area students sttend Mississippi Governor’s School at MUW

From press reports

The following students were among the 113 scholars who attended Mississippi Governor’s School (MGS) held on the campus of Mississippi University for Women this summer.

Two Winston Countians attended the event were Meagan Graham, a resident of Winston County and Hannah Christopher, a resident of Winston County.

MGS is a residential honors program established in 1981 by Gov. William F. Winter and the faculty and administration at MUW. MGS is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a limited number of rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in academics and community involvement and who show high intellectual, creative and leadership potential.

Each summer, MGS brings together high ability learners from across the state of Mississippi for a three-week residential collegiate experience that blends cultural, academic, social and recreational components into a rich and natural learning environment. The community of interaction created by the MGS program inspires the love of learning, discovery of self and the desire to use gifts and talents to improve society.

Since its establishment, MGS has provided approximately 3,900 students from across the state of Mississippi with a high quality educational experience that has challenged them to grow as individuals. MGS is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, and there is no charge to attend.

For information about the 2012 session, call (662) 241-6096 or e-mail govschool@muw.edu.