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Bell to attend Governor's School
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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      Melbourne High School is proud to announce that Ashtyn Bell, a junior, has been selected to attend the 2017 Arkansas Governor’s School (AGS) hosted at Hendrix College in the summer. This year, the Governor’s School received more than 650 applications from 114 schools, representing 52 counties. Needless to say, the competition was stiff. Selection for Governor’s School is based on a combination of ability and interest and is highly competitive. The six-week intensive program is in its thirty-eighth year. AGS is a six-week summer residential program for gifted and talented students who are upcoming high school seniors and residents of the state of Arkansas. The program is funded by the Arkansas State Legislature as a portion of the biennial appropriation for Gifted and Talented Programs through the State Department of Education. State funds provide tuition, room, board, and instructional materials for each student who attends the program. AGS is a non-credit program that seeks to create a unique experience for a select group of Arkansas’ best students in which the students are exposed to an intellectual atmosphere both inside and outside the classrooms. AGS was founded in 1980 and has been held on the campus of Hendrix College since its creation.

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