January 8, 2011 10:40:00 PM
The Jan. 31 application deadline for the 2011 session of the Mississippi Governor''s School is rapidly approaching.
MGS is a three-week residential program designed to challenge high ability 10th and 11th grade students enrolled in Mississippi high schools. MGS will be held on the campus of Mississippi University for Women June 5-24. The theme for the session is Courage to Risk.
The Mississippi Governor''s School is a residential honors program established in 1981 by Governor William F. Winter and the faculty and administration at MUW. MGS is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a limited number of rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in academics and community involvement and who show high intellectual, creative and leadership potential.
Each summer, MGS brings together students for a collegiate experience that blends cultural, academic, social and recreational components into a rich and natural learning environment. The community of interaction created by the program inspires the love of learning, discovery of self and the desire to use gifts and talents to improve society.
Since its establishment, MGS has provided approximately 3,900 students from across the state of Mississippi with a high quality educational experience that has challenged them to grow as individuals. MGS is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, and there is no charge to attend.
Application materials are available at www.muw.edu/govschool. Applications should be postmarked by Jan. 31. For more information, call 662-241-6096, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.