More Than Just a School: Quotes from Students


"If I hadn't attended Governor's School, I never would have been able to challenge myself; my high school just doesn't offer courses at that level. The skills I have learned at the Governor's School are useful not only at school, but in everyday life."
- Will Johnson, from George Wythe High School, class of 2013


"If I hadn't attended the Governor's School, I never would have been able to realize or reach my full potential. I had never been challenged in my studies before attending. I never thought I would be able to learn such difficult topics. Through the help of the amazing teachers, I have understood and excelled in my classes. Since attending the Governor's School, I have a new idea of what I can achieve in my education and future career."
- Jennifer Laws, from Galax High School, class of 2013.


"The experience of attending the Governor's School was invaluable because it gave me opportunities that were before unavailable, such as traveling to Barrow, Alaska as a student researcher. It challenged and motivated me to strive to reach my fullest potential, while igniting my passion for learning."
- Meg Lacy, from George Wythe High School, class of 2012


"I am fortunate to have been able to attend the Governor's School because it has challenged me to work hard and think critically, preparing me to succeed in college and in life."
- Emma Reeves, from Pulaski County High School, class of 2012


"If I hadn't attended the Governor's School, I never would have been able to conduct such an in-depth science fair project. The Governor's School provided resources and expertise that I would never have had access to otherwise."
- Andrew Storms, from George Wythe High School, class of 2013


"At the Governor's School, I am earning straight A's. I am studying more deliberately, taking more responsibility and actually helping others who are having trouble understanding the expectations and assignments - something I never did before. Every teacher I have had at the Governor's School has influenced me to blaze my own path, and I feel more ready than ever before to do so. "
- Forrest Driscoll, from Carroll County High School, class of 2010