Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics welcomes two Darlington County Students

Two students from Darlington County have accepted invitations to attend the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville. They join 144 students from 90 high schools and 31 counties across South Carolina to form the Class of 2020. GSSM’s student body of 286 juniors and seniors moved onto campus in mid-August and began classes on August 20.

The beginning of the 2018-2019 school year kicks off a year-long celebration of GSSM’s 30th anniversary of its founding.

“We are honored to continue serving some of the best and brightest students in South Carolina,” reflected Dr. Hector Flores, President of GSSM.

Gabe Howle, child of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Howle, was accepted into GSSM from Darlington High School.

Eric Niu, child of Mr. Xiaokai Niu and Mrs. Qun Wang, was accepted into GSSM from Hartsville High School.

Acceptance into GSSM’s rigorous residential program is through a selective process that identifies the state’s most capable high school scholars. It reflects high academic and personal achievement and is a positive reflection on their school and community.

For 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.

For more information on how to apply for GSSM’s class of 2021, visit:

Author: Rachel Howell

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