Seven Surry County students will receive advanced training during Governor’s School this summer.
Three of the students are from North Surry. Then there is one student each from Mount Airy, East Surry, the Surry Early College and Elkin.
The program operates out of two college campuses. The West school uses Salem College in Winston-Salem, while the East version uses Meredith College in Raleigh.
While Surry County is certainly in the Western half of the state, four of the seven students chosen are being sent to Raleigh instead of Winston-Salem.
Governor’s School offers 11 subjects, and the seven rising seniors will cover five different subjects during the program, which goes for five-and-a-half weeks.
For the West school, North Surry’s Hannah Button will participate in choral music.
Social science will house both Dannis Cazarez, the Early College, and Simon Cawley, Mount Airy.
Cawley, the son of city Commissioner Jon Cawley, is a member of Young Life, the Interact Club and the N.E.G.U. Club, according to Mount Airy City Schools. He has stated a desire to attend UNC Chapel Hill to study forensic psychology.
For the East campus, Ashton Lawson, North Surry, will study English.
Studying math will be East Surry’s Robert Joyce. North Surry’s Robert Parks will focus on theater.
Surry County Schools did not reply to requests for information on other activities and organizations their students are involved with.
Elkin’s Beau Burgess, starting quarterback of the football team, will study social science.
April 7 is the deadline for students to accept their selections.
The school opens June 18. Parents’ Day is July 6, followed by a mid-session break through July 9. Then the school has its closing day on July 26.
Reach Jeff at 415-4692.