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Faculty Nominate 13 Students for Governor's School

Durham Academy Upper School teachers and advisors selected 13 students as nominees for the 2019 session of Governor's School of North Carolina. The five-and-one-half-week program is the nation's oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students.

DA nominees and their respective areas of nomination at Governor’s School include the following:

Academic Disciplines


  • Adriana Kim


  • Emily Donaldson
  • Madeleine Genova
  • Taylor Hunter
  • Esme Longley
  • Claire Ridley


  • Macon Hubert

Arts Disciplines

Choral Music

  • Alayah Tedder (alto)

Instrumental Music

  • Matthew Chang (trumpet)
  • Tate Eppinger (violin)
  • Matthew Schwartz (alto saxophone)


  • Joanna Brooks

Visual Arts 

  • Chase Statkevicus

Governor's School — which does not involve credit, tests or grades — integrates academic disciplines, the arts and unique courses on each of two campuses: Governor's School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh. The 2019 program runs from mid June to late July. Governor's School is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division.

The program is typically open only to those who will be rising seniors in summer 2019, but exceptions are made for rising juniors in selected performing and visual arts areas. Selected students will be notified in March.