Grace Boros and Eboni Brown

Grace Boros, left, a rising senior at Wayne School of Engineering, and Eboni Brown, a rising senior at Spring Creek High School, will represent Wayne County Public Schools this summer at the prestigious Governor’s School, the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically and intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.

Two high school juniors in Wayne County Public Schools have been chosen to attend the 2019 Governor’s School of North Carolina program this summer.

They are Eboni Brown of Spring Creek High School and Grace Boros of Wayne School of Engineering.

Governor’s School is a prestigious honor, with two sessions offered on college campuses in North Carolina each summer. It is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically and intellectually gifted high school students from around the nation.

The program is only open to rising seniors, with the exception of the visual/performing arts, which is also open to rising juniors.

The 2019 session will run June 16 through July 24, on two college campuses.

Governor’s School West, established in 1964, has traditionally been held at Salem College in Winston-Salem. This year, due to scheduled construction and renovation projects at the college, it will temporarily be relocated to High Point University.

Governor’s School East, established in 1978, will take place at Meredith College in Raleigh.

Brown and Boros are among 600 academically and intellectually gifted students invited to participate in this summer’s program. Brown will attend Governor’s School East in the area of English. Boros will attend Governor’s School West in the area of visual arts. 

The students were recognized recently by the Wayne County Board of Education and presented with a certificate acknowledging their accomplishment.