A number of Matoaca students have been selected to participate in the Summer Residential Governor’s School program. The school is allowed to nominate 17 students across all categories, from art to music to science and agriculture, among others. Each program lasts for four weeks in July, and the financial dollar value of the programs ranges from $1,400 to $2,000 per student. Matoaca is proud to have five of their students attending the Governors’ schools this summer.
Ashton Overby was selected to attend Radford University to study dance. Overby will be one of only 25 dancers in the state to participate in this program.
Aimee Hahn and Melissa Walden were selected as participants in the humanities program at Radford University. Hahn and Walden will join only 200 students from across Virginia in representing their schools in this opportunity.
David Saunders was selected to attend the Governor’s School for Agriculture at Virginia Tech. Saunders is the first student ever to represent Matoaca in this area of study, and is one of only 100 students chosen from the Commonwealth to participate.
Zac Conner was selected to participate in the mathematics/science/technology school being held at Lynchburg College. He is one of 160 students participating.
All students will live on their respective college campuses while they study and participate in hands-on, real-life experiences within their fields.