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1 from Hewitt attends Alabama Governor’s School

By Gary Lloyd

HOMEWOOD — One student from Hewitt-Trussville High School attended June’s Alabama Governor’s School at Samford University.

Lauren Smith participated in the honors program, which covered college level experience in academics, creativity and leadership.

There were 91 rising high school seniors from 24 counties who were selected for the two-week honors program.

From left are Lauren Smith of Hewitt-Trussville, Nate Freeman of Fultondale and Shawny Tucker of Hueytown.
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AGS participants are nominated by their schools on the basis of academic ability, leadership qualities, creativity, community service and a written essay. This year’s 91-member roster represented the largest number of participants in the history of AGS, which began at Samford in 1987. They were chosen from a record number of 164 nominations, according to AGS director George Keller III, who noted that this year’s participants were particularly keen on absorbing all aspects of the program.

“These students took full advantage of the opportunities provided to them, and reported that their lives were changed because of the experience,” Keller said.

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