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Governor's School

For the Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage

What Former Students Say

commentsQuotes from former Governor's School students . . . read about their experiences!

"Gov. School was a bit of a wake-up call for me. I thought college would be as easy for me as high school, but when I made a C in the geology course, I quickly realized that I would have to work my butt off in college. I used my senior year of high school to learn how to actually study and to mentally prepare myself for what I knew college would be like. Thanks to that C at Gov School, my actual college career has gone much more smooth, and I have managed to keep better grades, which I do not think I would have been able to do had it not been for Gov School."

"Governor's School was one of the best experiences in my high school career. The school gave me friends that I still keep in touch with and experiences I would have never taken a chance (Contra Dancing and Gray Fossil Site)."

"The experience was amazing. I learned about the great state of Tennessee and studied its history in depth. In addition the friends that I made along the journey are lifelong. I would recommend this awesome experience to anyone!"

"Governor's School was an amazing opportunity that allowed me to gain knowledge in the field of history and science, as well as knowledge about myself. Throughout the month, I learned so much about who I really am; I know it's cliché to say, but I truly discovered myself at GSSETH. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have had the experience to develop my intelligence and to form life-long friendships with people from all across the state of Tennessee. I highly recommend that all rising seniors/juniors apply to Governor's School, as it is an incredible life-changing month."

"I enjoyed Governor’s School very much. The people that I met taught me so much about good study habits and how to work hard in all that I do. I loved getting to go around Tennessee and learning about the history of the place that I have lived all of my life. I would advise anyone even considering applying to take the chance and put their application in."

"It was amazing if I could I'd of done it every year."

"Gov School was the single best experience I've ever had in my life. THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE!!!!"

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