North Hunterdon High School junior Aasha Page of Union Township has been selected as a New Jersey Governor’s School Scholar for the 38th New Jersey Governor’s School in the Sciences to be held at Drew University from July 10-30, 2022.
During the three-week period, Miss Page will participate in a comprehensive, challenging and intensive college-level program with other science and math scholars from around the state. Students are nominated by their high schools for this prestigious program, which only accepts about 20% of nominees each year.
“I am so very grateful to the faculty at North Hunterdon for nominating me for the opportunity and I am excited for so many aspects of the Governor’s School. I am most excited to conduct college level research and to be able to collaborate with other impact driven students who share a similar passion to make a difference through science,” said Miss Page.
According to the Governor’s School in the Sciences website (https://drew.edu/governors-school/about-us/about/), in addition to having an interest in the sciences, to be nominated a student must have primarily “A” grades in honors math and science classes, and should rank at least in the 90th percentile on any standardized tests he or she has taken. High ability in mathematics must be demonstrated by strong scores in the PSAT/SAT examination. In other words, students should have demonstrated by their achievements that they can hold their own in interactions with the most “academically talented” students.
“We are very proud of Aasha’s selection to this prestigious program. She is a high achieving student who our science department was proud to nominate as a Governor’s Scholar. We know this is just the beginning of her academic accolades,” said Dr. Greg Cottrell, Principal of North Hunterdon High School.
The New Jersey Governor’s School in the Sciences (NJGSS) began in 1983 and has several objectives. The first is to broaden the scholars’ appreciation and knowledge of science through exposure to a range of scientific topics and scientists. The subject of career exploration and choice is woven throughout the program. The second objective is to introduce scientific research to the scholars via hands-on research experience in a student’s area of interest. Resources from New Jersey’s industrial, governmental, and academic science establishments are used.
To learn more about the Governor’s School in the Sciences, please visit https://drew.edu/governors-school/.
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