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Eleven county students chosen to attend Governor's School

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on April 1, 2007 2:00 AM

Eleven area students have been selected to participate in the 2007 Governor's School this summer.

Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program in the nation for academically/intellectually gifted high school students.

Open only to rising seniors, exceptions are made for rising juniors in the visual/performing arts.

There are two locations for the program -- Governor's School West, established in 1963, at Salem College in Winston-Salem, and Governor's School East, established in 1978, now located at Meredith College in Raleigh.

This year's session will run from June 17 through July 28.

The following students will be attending Governor's School East, in the following subject areas:

*Wesley Johnson of Eastern Wayne High, son of Mark and Anne Marie Johnson, natural science.

*Michael McKnight of Eastern Wayne, son of David and Susan McKnight, natural science.

*Brian Heim of Spring Creek High, son of Denis and Jennifer Heim, English.

*Andrew Swedenburg of Spring Creek, son of Mark and Susan Swedenburg, instrumental music.

*Erin Alemdar of Wayne Early Middle College High School, daughter of Martha Alemdar, English.

Those attending Governor's School West and their subject areas include the following:

*Ebony Lewis of Charles B. Aycock High, daughter of Michael and Pebbles Lewis, natural science.

*Madison Pinkowski of Charles B. Aycock, daughter of Randy and Shelly Pinkowski, English.

*Victor Brozovsky of Eastern Wayne, son of Elben Brozovsky, mathematics.

*Jonathan Sykes of Goldsboro High, son of Jerry and Deborah Sykes, mathematics.

*Joseph "Fitch" Carrere of Southern Wayne High, son of Timothy and Carol Carrere, natural science.

*Marquis Pullen of Wayne Early Middle College High School, son of Monica Powell, social science.

The summer program provides students with a wonderful opportunity to cultivate their talents and abilities, Superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor said.