Two Laurens County students accepted to SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics

Sep 06 Written by  STAFF REPORTS

Hartsville, SC – Sienna Brent and Elijah Hayes, from Laurens County, have been accepted to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville. They join students from across South Carolina to form the Class of 2019.

GSSM students moved onto campus in mid-August and classes started August 14. This year, the School celebrates 276 students representing 128 high schools and 35 counties.

Sienna Brent, daughter of Dr. Sylvia J. Sievers and Dr. J. Justin Brent of Clinton, and Elijah Hayes, son of Elizabeth Byrd and Christopher Hayes of Clinton, both transferred to GSSM from Clinton High School.

For nearly thirty years, GSSM has been one of the nation's top ranked residential high schools, serving the state's highest achieving juniors and seniors. It offers unique, college-level courses and a hands-on curriculum with a special focus on science, technology, engineering, math and research, along with concentrations in economics and entrepreneurship, as well as a full array of humanities courses.

One of 12 specialized science and math programs in the country, the School has been nationally recognized for its overall excellence, strong mix of intellectual challenges and dedicated teachers, as well as its rigorous mentored scientific and economic research program.

Last modified on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:47