Chatham Charter’s Christenbury selected for 2022 Governor’s School

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RALEIGH — Silas Christenbury, a junior at Chatham Charter School, has been selected to attend the 2022 session of Governor’s School of North Carolina.

Over 1,700 high school students from across the state were nominated, and only 820 were selected. Christenbury is assigned to Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh during the four-week, summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students.

During the prestigious program, students participate in three curricular areas. The primary area for Christenbury will be social science. The second curricular area makes connections between all of the academic areas including math, science, English, social science, the arts, and world languages. The third area of study takes elements of the other two areas and adds personal experiences, understanding of social worlds, and creates links between them all.

“We are proud that another one of our outstanding students has been accepted to Governor’s School,” said Dr. John Eldridge, Head of School. “Each of our previous attendees has had a tremendous experience. Hearing from the state coordinators that only one percent of high school students statewide make it to the state level of nomination reminds us of what incredible young people we serve.”

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