Isabel Walter Selected for Governor’s School

Isabel Walter was selected to Governor’s School Social Science program, which covers several key themes. First, they want students to see themselves simultaneously as individuals and as participants in society. Secondly, while the material is firmly rooted in history, they use history to ground discussions of contemporary social problems. Finally, they will combine both classroom discussion and personal experience in meaningful, analytical ways. Social science must, after all, be “social” as well as “scientific.”

The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.

The Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.