FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2011
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Dolphus Weary to speak at Mississippi Governor's School
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Approximately 115 scholars are attending Mississippi Governor’s School (MGS) at Mississippi University for Women through June 24. The theme for this year’s session is Courage to Risk.
Dolphus Weary, who serves as president to the R.E.A.L. Christian Foundation, will speak to students on Monday, June 13 at 6:15 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium, Parkinson Hall. The Rural Education and Leadership Foundation connects economic and technical resources with rural Christian ministries. Weary also is executive director of Mission Mississippi—a racial reconciliation ministry.
MGS is a residential honors program established in 1981 by Gov. William F. Winter and the faculty and administration at MUW. MGS is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a limited number of rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in academics and community involvement and who show high intellectual, creative and leadership potential.
Each summer, MGS brings together high ability learners from across the state of Mississippi for a three-week residential collegiate experience that blends cultural, academic, social and recreational components into a rich and natural learning environment. The community of interaction created by the MGS program inspires the love of learning, discovery of self and the desire to use gifts and talents to improve society.
Since its establishment, MGS has provided approximately 3,900 students from across the state of Mississippi with a high quality educational experience that has challenged them to grow as individuals. MGS is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, and there is no charge to attend.
For more information, please call (662) 241-6096 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org