St. Patrick Students Selected to Mississippi Governor’s School

BILOXI, Miss.-  St. Patrick Catholic High School is proud to announce that four students have been accepted to Mississippi Governor’s School at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Jade Agler, Aidan Dunagan, Thomas Owen and Gabrielle Rizk were selected among hundreds of outstanding high school students from across the state of Mississippi who applied.

MGS is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a select number of rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual, creative, and leadership potential. Each summer, MGS brings together high potential learners from across the state of Mississippi for a two-week residential collegiate experience that blends cultural, academic, social, and recreational components into a rich and natural learning environment.

One feature that distinguishes the governor’s school model from traditional models of learning is the emphasis on the interaction between formal and informal learning which often results in more autonomous and self-reflective learners.

The application process for MGS is very rigorous. Students were required to submit a resume that included all of their academic success, have a 25 or above on the ACT, two teacher recommendations and write an essay on the topic for the year.

This years session is slated for June 5-18, 2022.