"The field experiences and extracurricular
activities reinforce the course concepts and set this program
apart from other Governor's School programs."
"Overall, it was an amazing program, and I would recommend it to any of my friends and peers. Not only was it academically challenging. It’s taught me a lot about myself, others, and how to solve conflicts."
"The best experiences are with the friends I met here. We had a lot of good laughs and some really fun times."
"I really enjoyed all of the field trips, and whether or not they corresponded directly to our area of study at the time, I believe they are all important. We didn’t come here just to be in class and learn facts, but also learn about the area and gain new experiences, which is where field trips come in."
"These experiences have made me more appreciative of where I live and even more interested in the historical aspects of my community."
"Flatfoot dancing was one of the most enjoyable skills that I will take home with me. I absolutely cherish the time we spent dancing at the Carter Family Fold."
"Morel Cave was my favorite experience. It gave me the opportunity to explore an activity I have never tried before."
"These courses were both awesome and helpful to me in considering my future college and career options. The field trips were the best help and great hands-on learning."
"The field trips were awesome. Paleontology was very helpful for me, personally. Dr. Whitelaw was really fun and attentive. Dr. Meade at Gray was especially helpful to me and spoke to me about my future options and endeavors. It was really helpful."
"LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT!"
"I will cherish this for the rest of my
life. I hope this program never ends, so that others may
experience this as well. If you every need anyone to come
up and speak about the experience to newbies, I’m sure that
any of us will be willing. Thank you so much!"
"I loved the field experiences. They were the biggest part of my Governor’s School experience. They gave me a lot of insight into possible future career choices, and they were fun and educational."
"This has been the best experience of my life. I am forever grateful to ETSU for all they have given me these five weeks. Financially, there is no way I could have ever afforded something like this. We’ve never even had money for camp, so this is an experience I won’t ever forget. This program gave me more confidence in myself and my ability to succeed in school and life, even when I don’t have support at school or even at home."
"I didn’t expect to have this much fun while attending school during the summer. Governor’s School is definitely the highlight of my summer! Thanks for such an amazing experience."