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For the Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage

ETSU Governor's School Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage
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2019 Governor's School Application Form

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Gifted and talented, rising juniors and seniors from Tennessee high schools.


The best four weeks of your life!  As usual, the students in the 2019 Governor's School for the Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage will have the opportunity to explore the uniqueness of Tennessee through science and history, but for the summer of 2019 students will enroll in the college-level course, HIST 2030: History of Tennessee.

We'll continue to offer field experiences in Paleontology, Natural History, and Pioneer Experience.  Field trips will include the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Roan Mountain, Rocky Mount Living History Museum, and Jonesborough, Tennessee.  And it wouldn't be GSSETH without contra dancing, jam sessions, and flint knapping!


Dates for the 2019 program are June 2 through June 28, 2019. Applications are available online or click on the link above. Deadline for submission of application is December 14, 2018.  Check the Tennessee Department of Education website or talk to your guidance counselor for additional information and deadlines.


The Campus of East Tennessee State University, located in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains of Johnson City, Tennessee.

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  • You will gain a personal and academic edge while learning about college life and becoming better prepared for a college career;
  • You will explore sites and subjects that are not open to most undergraduate college students; and 
  • You will play, learn, and make friends for a lifetime.

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