Scruggs selected for Governor's School

May. 22, 2013 @ 05:42 AM

Hannah Scruggs, rising senior at Rutherford Early College High School, has been selected to attend Governor's School of North Carolina.

Scruggs is the only student in Rutherford County to receive the $500 scholarship to attend.

"To be considered you have to take a placement test, then go through an application process and have letters of recommendation. Those are all sent to a board who make a decision about who gets to go," Scruggs said. "My guidance counselor recommended that I apply to go. I didn't know much about it until she pulled some of us aside and told us we could take the test."

Scruggs will spend June 16-July 20 at Salem College in Winston-Salem where she will take classes in English.

"My major in the program is English. In order to be selected you have to make an A on your end-of-course tests. I made A's in both English and math, so once I took the placement test I could choose either one of those as my major," Scruggs said. "I think we will be making analyses of different literature. I think it will be a compare and contrast course."

Scruggs said she will have classes seven days a week with scheduled free-time in between. There will also be some scheduled field trips and she will be living with a roommate.

"I'm nervous, excited. It will be like a college setting so I will just have to dive right in," Scruggs said. "I'm most looking forward to the different influences you see and the people."

Scruggs' mother Kathy said she is very proud of her daughter for being selected for this honor.

"I'm very proud. It's a big deal and she is a smart cookie. It's a good opportunity and she will get to improve her diplomatic skills by living with a roommate," Kathy said.