Wilson County names 7 Governor’s School attendees

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Seven Wilson County Schools students have been invited to attend the North Carolina Governor’s School.

They were recognized at Monday’s meeting of the Wilson County Board of Education.

“We want to recognize these students for their selection to attend Governor’s School, which is a 5½-week summer residential school for intellectually gifted high school students,” said Wilson County Schools Superintendent Lane Mills. “The program integrates academic disciplines, arts and unique courses. We are very proud of them.”

Four students from Fike High School will be attending. They are Chibuike Uwakwe, son of Evan and Ijeoma Uwakwe, who will be studying Spanish, Myles Cyrus, son of Kelvin and Stephanie Cyrus, who will be studying social science, Lillie Quinn, daughter of Caroline Quinn, who will be studying social science, and Keifer Snedeker, son of Scott and Bonnie Snedeker, who will be studying mathematics.

Two students from Hunt High School were asked to attend. They are Emma Fatzaun, daughter of John and Jade Fatzaun, who will be studying natural science, and Emma Beneck, daughter of Chris and Kim Beneck, who will be studying soprano II.

Wilson Early College Academy had its first student ever accepted to the program. She is Chloe Leon, daughter of Tracey Ellis Leon, who will be studying English.