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By: Erin Smith

GovernorSchoolTwo Bladen County students have been tabbed for Governor’s School East 2016. They are David C. Pridgen to study English and Emily M. Scott to study Natural Science.

Both, Scott and Pridgen attend East Bladen High School.

The Governor’s School is scheduled to take place from Sunday, June 19, through Sunday, July 27. The programs offer students a chance to study topics of interest in an environment where there are no grades and testing. Instead, classes utilize a blend of discussion and practical application.

Governor’s School is partially funded by the North Carolina General Assembly; however, to supplement this funding, students are charged a tuition of $500 each. Schools and School Systems have discretion in how they collect tuition funds, according to information supplied by the NC Governor’s School website.

The 2016 session of Governor’s School East will take place at Meredith College in Raleigh. No students from Bladen County are scheduled to attend Governor’s School West.