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Deckard and Jacobs Selected for Arkansas Governor's School

Posted Date: 04/27/2021

Deckard and Jacobs Selected for Arkansas Governor's School

Congratulations to Juniors Aleah Deckard and Taylor Jacobs who been selected to attend Arkansas Governor’s School at Arkansas Tech University this summer. These students have demonstrated:

  • creativity in academic or creative fields,
  • above average ability in a nominated discipline area,
  • a high degree of self-motivation required to satisfy the program's demanding requirements,
  • the intellectual, social, and emotional maturity required to thrive in an environment that emphasizes theoretical and process-related learning.

The Arkansas Governor’s School is a four-week summer residential program for upcoming high school seniors who are residents of the state of Arkansas. The program is funded by the Arkansas State Legislature as a portion of the biennial appropriation for Gifted and Talented Programs through the State Department of Education. State funds provide tuition, room, board, and instructional materials for each student who attends the four-week program on the site of a residential college campus, sponsored by the State. The Arkansas Governor’s School is a non-credit program that seeks to create a unique experience for a select group of Arkansas’ best students—the potential leaders of the 21st century. Both inside and outside the classrooms, AGS provides highly motivated, creative students with an intellectual atmosphere impossible to sustain in ordinary academic settings. The excitement of intellectual and artistic pursuits and the expectation of significant conceptual gains permeate all aspects of the participants’ lives for the full four weeks.