For the fourth year in a row, Radford University had the privilege to host nearly 400 of the commonwealth's most talented high school students for the Virginia Summer Residential Governor's Schools in the Humanities and the Visual and Performing Arts.
Radford welcomed the exceptional students to campus on June 23 and invited them to spend nearly a month living, learning and working in a collegiate environment. The Governor's School experience emphasized free expression, intellectual curiosity, responsibility, maturity and mutual respect.
"Governor's School assembles truly outstanding students in their respective disciplines to come to study at an intensive level with other students of similar caliber," said Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Joe Scartelli, one of the school's many faculty supporters and organizers. "The level of instruction and expectations exceeds a typical high school experience, significantly strengthening their preparation for university or conservatory study."
Students were accepted based on their academic records, test scores, extracurricular activities, honors and awards, creativity, original essays and teacher recommendations. Nominations came from teachers, guidance counselors, peers and even the students themselves.