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21 students nominated for Governor's School

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 5, 2006 2:06 AM

The 2006 Governor's School nominees have been announced by Wayne County Public Schools, with 21 students on the list in the areas of academics and performing and visual arts.

The Governor's School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program is open to rising seniors in the academic areas of English, foreign languages, mathematics, and natural and social sciences. The performing and visual arts area, which includes art, choral and instrumental music, dance, and drama, is open to rising juniors. There is no charge for students to attend Governor's School.

Applicants will be notified in the spring of their selection to attend the school in Raleigh.

Academic nominees from Charles B. Aycock High School are Duna Gylfadottir, daughter of Glyfi Olafsson and Ingibjorg Einisdottir of Goldsboro; Elizabeth Peele, daughter of John and Jackie Peele of Pikeville; Jessica Seymour, daughter of Howard and Connie Seymour of Goldsboro; and Nida Waheed, daughter of Waheed Akhtar and Shabana Anwar of Goldsboro. Representing Charles B. Aycock in the performing and visual arts area are Kristen Prosser, daughter of Randy Prosser and Camille Costa of Pikeville; and Kecia Taylor, daughter of David and Roxanne Taylor of Pikeville.

Representing Eastern Wayne High School in the area of academics is Benjamin Wines, son of Daniel and Rebecca Wines of Goldsboro. Tiffany Breindel, daughter of Harold and Amy Breindel of Goldsboro, will represent Eastern Wayne in the area of performing and visual arts.

Jamico Chapman, son of Robin Chapman Jacobs of Goldsboro, and Jamie Ham, daughter of Theresia Ham Leach of Goldsboro, will represent Goldsboro High School in the areas of visual and performing arts.

Rosewood High School's nominee in the academic area is Daniel Farrell, son of Frank and Marilyn Farrell of Goldsboro.

Academic nominees from Spring Creek High school are Paul Richter, son of Michael and Jane Richter of Goldsboro; and Jason Sutton, son of Randy and Susan Sutton of Dudley. Performing and visual arts nominees include Parker Jones, son of Bobby and Sandra Jones of Seven Springs; Justin Smith, son of Rodney and Belinda Smith of Seven Springs; and William Lowder, son of Steve and Ann Lowder of Goldsboro.

Southern Wayne High School academic nominees are Haley Fail, daughter of Jerome and Debra Fail of Mount Olive; Haley Thornton, daughter of Harold and Kathy Thornton of Goldsboro; David Overman, son of David and Lorenda Overman of Goldsboro; and Sterling Blackman, son of Gary and Tina Blackman of Mount Olive.

Dr. Steven Taylor, superintendent of schools, said that all the students nominated to participate in the prestigious and highly competitive program have demonstrated they are fine representatives of the county, regardless of the selection outcome.

"We're proud of our students' achievements and are excited that the hard work these students have demonstrated in the classroom could one day earn them a place in the Governor's School program," he said.