Eight MSM Juniors Selected for AGS Summer Program

Eight Mount St. Mary Academy students are among a select group of rising high school seniors chosen to attend the 40th Arkansas Governor’s School. Founded in 1979 by then-Governor Bill Clinton, AGS is a four-week summer residential program for gifted and talented students that provides a unique supplement to the typical high school curriculum.


Eligible students must be nominated by their schools in order to apply for AGS. Students are selected to attend on the basis of their abilities and interests in a particular intellectual discipline or artistic field, and about two-thirds of each student’s class time during the summer program is devoted to this selected area. All students also take classes in General Conceptual Development and in Personal and Social Development.


AGS serves up to 400 selected students from around the state. This year’s program will take place from July 7 to August 3 on the Arkansas Tech University campus in Russellville. MSM students who have been chosen to attend include:


–  Olivia Alexander, accepted in Social Science

–  Bella Boyd, accepted in Natural Science

–  Audrey Caruthers, accepted in Visual Arts

–  Ireland McNally, accepted in Visual Arts

–  Naomi Moreland, accepted in Natural Science

–  Amelia Ochoa, accepted in Instrumental Music

–  Cecelia Rech, accepted in Cybersecurity

–  Robin Stover, accepted in Drama


According to the AGS website, “Students are led to explore cutting-edge theories in the arts and sciences and to develop a greater understanding of how art, culture, and knowledge change with time. Students are challenged to develop the rigorous creative and intellectual skills that will be critical to their leading the ideal ‘life well lived’ and for making positive contributions to their communities and to society at large.”


Congratulations to the Mount St. Mary Academy students selected to attend the 2019 Arkansas Governor’s School!


Mount St. Mary Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition. Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion and integrity.