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Two Florence County students accepted into SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities residential high school program

Greenville, South Carolina (Press release) – According to a press release by the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, two students from Florence County have been accepted into the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ Residential High School for the 2024-25 school year.

two students from Florence County have been accepted into the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ Residential High School for the 2024-25 school year.
Courtesy of South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities

South Florence High School

  • Ethan Odom, Music

Wilson High School

  • Kendall Fulton, Visual Arts

These students were selected based on their passion for their selected art area, their talents and related arts experiences, teacher recommendations, and other factors gathered from the application and audition process. As a public school, tuition is free for those who are accepted.

If they decide to attend the Governor’s School, they will live on the school’s campus in downtown Greenville during the school year and learn in an arts-centered community with other artistically talented students from across the state. Students are taught by academic scholars and established, professional artists in a collaborative and supportive environment.

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The Governor’s School provides a nationally accredited curriculum with a focus on academic excellence and pre-professional training in the arts. The school had a 100 percent graduation rate in 2023 and consistently ranks above state and national averages for SAT and ACT scores.

Students are continuously recognized for their work by regional and national organizations such as All State and Region Bands, Artfields Jr., Music Teachers National Association, Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, YoungArts, Youth America Grand Prix, Unified Theatre Auditions and others. Esteemed alumni have been named South Carolina Teachers of the Year; Emmy, Tony, Grammy and Webby award winners; and Golden Globe and Oscar nominees.

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Upon successful completion of the residential high school program, graduates receive a South Carolina high school diploma and a Scholars Diploma for their work in the arts and humanities. Graduates attend esteemed colleges, universities and conservatories across the nation and abroad.

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