W-L Students Headed to Governor’s School Summer Residential Programs

Washington – Lee High School students were recently announced for their acceptance into the Virginia Department of Education Summer Residential Governor’s School. This unique program provides gifted high school rising juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals.

Wejdan Aboalkhoyour (Visual Arts)

Julia Flynn (Humanities)

Vincent LaGrassa (Mathematics, Science and Technology)

Valerie Volodin (Agriculture)

Claire Spirtas-Hurst (French)

Hannah Demas (French– alternate)

Julia Churbuck (Spanish)

Yosef Sendek (Spanish– alternate)

Draken Garfinkel (Latin)

Evangelia Riris (Japanese)