NJ - Governor's School in the Sciences
An article titled "Not-fun in the Summertime is No Hit with College Officials" in The Philadelphia Inquirer uses a student who is attending this summer's New Jersey Governor's School for Science to exemplify a driven attitude toward summer enrichment and academic advancement.
Today, Smithgall, 17, heads to Drew University for three weeks at the prestigious Governor's School for science.
Smithgall, a senior at Cherry Hill High School East, is an old hand
at summer enrichment. She joined the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented
Youth program as a middle schooler and has been busy ever since -
online courses, programs on human nature and technology at Princeton, a
forum on leadership and medicine.
"It looks good on applications, but I'm not doing it just for
that," said Smithgall, who is also going on a family vacation to Mexico
and practicing with East's marching band. "It's not just a line on a
resume. It's giving me an insight on what I want to do with my life."
Last Updated ( Friday, 10 October 2008 )