Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Twenty-sixth session of Mississippi Governor’s School
under way at MUW
Miss. – The Mississippi Governor’s School, held each
year at Mississippi University for Women, recently
kicked off its 26th session.
and eleven rising juniors and seniors representing 41
counties and 85 high schools are participating in the
three-week residential honors program established in
1981 by Gov. William F. Winter and administrators.
School is designed to provide academic, creative and
leadership experiences according to Director Bob Seney,
who said the average ACT score for participants is an
are enrolled in major courses that range from cloning to
guitar studies. Lighter courses include subjects such as
comedy improvisation, sports and business.
“It’s such a
fun and exciting program,” said Dr. Seney, who is
retiring after more than 13 years of service to MUW. The
professor of gifted studies has served as Governor’s
School director since 1998 and worked with the program
“I have real
mixed feelings. I love this program and the interaction
with these kids. They are all leaders.”
is among five or six of the oldest Governor’s Schools in
the nation, serving more than 3,500 students.
joy in my 10 years here at MUW has been the Mississippi
Governor’s School. I will miss it.”