Colson, Gee, Mestayer selected to attend Mississippi Governor’s School

Three juniors at St. Patrick Catholic High School were accepted to participate in Mississippi Governor’s School at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. The three students who applied and were picked are Anna Clare Colson, Madison Gee, and Mary Agnes Mestayer. Students are selected from across the state to attend and these three students were selected to share in this opportunity.

Governor’s School is a program for high school sophomores and juniors that takes place during the month of June. The students take classes on a specific topic and get three hours of college credit. There are plenty of different classes to choose from ranging from regular high school subject classes such as math and science to a class on the life of Walt Disney. There is something for everyone. There are also multiple activities including dances, talent shows, movies, and field trips.

The students were required to complete multiple activities to apply to the program in Columbus. They had to write and send in a resume showcasing all of their academic and extracurricular activities. The talented students had to request two teacher recommendations in which the teachers talked about their accomplishments and character. Colson, Gee, and Mestayer also had to write an essay on how to make Mississippi a more positive influence on the world through the economy and other subjects.

Mary Agnes Mestayer comments, “I think it’s a really great opportunity to expand my horizons, both intellectually and socially, as I find what our state has to offer to my generation.” Madison Gee, another one of the students attending in the summer states, “I’m so excited to attend Governor’s School this summer. It’s an amazing opportunity, and I think the experience will help me to grow as a student and as a person.”

Story by Skye Ward