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Governor’s School Offers Unique Experience for Tennessee Students

Jessie Cobbinah
Students smile in front of their dorm at Tennessee Governor’s School

Deadlines are fast approaching but there is still time to sign up for Tennessee Governor’s Schools for the upcoming summer! There are 11 programs to choose from at various colleges and universities around Tennessee. This is open to current Karns sophomores and juniors and mainly those who are in the top decile of their class.

“This is an enrichment opportunity for students to learn a topic of special interest and to get a taste of what it’s like to be a college student,” counselor Samuel Jacks said.

Participating students will take college curriculum courses and live on campus for up to a month. Through these programs, students can receive college credits/hours and a letter of recommendation. Attending Tennessee Governor’s School can also look good on college and scholarship applications. 

Senior Avery Hanson attended a Tennessee Governor’s School program for humanities at UT Martin last year. She earned three college credits because of the program.

“It wasn’t so school-based. After classes, you gotta do what you want,” Hanson said. “I  recommend it 100 times. It is the best decision, academically, that I have ever made.”

Last summer, junior Morgance Anderson attended MTSU for the instrumental music portion of the arts program.

“It’s a very specific niche topic usually,” Anderson said. “The classes I took gave me a really good understanding of my specialty of what I do and it really broadened my horizon to all the options I have as a musician.”

The deadline for the arts program has passed but the remaining ten are still accepting applications until late December and early January. TN Governor’s school is not free but there are some grants available to cover the tuition for certain schools. Any student interested in Tennessee Governor’s School should stop by to see Mr. Jacks in the counseling office. More information about the different programs can be found on the Karns High School website under counseling


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Taylor McNew is a junior at Karns High School. This is her first year in journalism. She is starting her second year of DECA after placing high at last year's state competition. She spends most of her time working and listening to music. She can't wait to attend this years football and basketball games. She can't wait to write articles for the Karns Chronicle!

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