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Georgia's top students learn at VSU

June 17, 2004

Valdosta - Instead of a summer break from the classroom, Samantha Eschborn chose six weeks full of chemistry. "It's not so much like school as it is taking the subject and making it fun," said Eschborn.

And fun is how pretty much everyone here describes Georgia's Governor's Honors Program. "There's so many people that you meet someone new every day," said Eschborn. "Its not as structured as class, you don't sit in a desk quiet, you talk and have all kinds of discussions," said Jarrad Rowse.

Six hundred and seventy-five rising high school juniors and seniors have invaded the VSU campus for a summer of learning. Each student picks a major and minor and spends six days a week taking part in educational activities and experiments. "Our goal is to turn them into independent lifelong learners," said Dale Lyles, Program Director.

These students are the best and brightest Georgia has to offer. Each has to pass a strict interview before being selected to participate. "We only interview one percent of the entire student population in the state," said Lyles. "It's definitely opened me up to new teaching methods and getting away from home has really set me up for college life," said Rowse.

So when their six weeks here is up and its time to head back to high school, the lessons learned this summer will better prepare these students for the next step in life.

posted at 4:50 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com

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