HARTSVILLE – Three students from Orangeburg County have been accepted to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics in Hartsville. They join students from across South Carolina to form the class of 2019.

GSSM students moved onto campus in mid-August, and classes started Aug. 14. This year, the GSSM welcomes 276 students representing 128 high schools and 35 counties.

Doyle Hayden, son of Kristi Sease and Hal Hayden of Lodge, transferred to GSSM from Branchville High School.

Lani McGuire, son of Jennique Williams of Sumter, transferred to GSSM from Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School.

Carnya D. Sutton, daughter of Sandra Sellers and Carlos Sutton of Elloree, transferred to GSSM from Lake Marion High School.

For nearly 30 years, GSSM has been one of the nation's top ranked residential high schools, serving the state's highest achieving juniors and seniors. The school 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 GSSM has been nationally recognized for its overall excellence, strong mix of intellectual challenges and dedicated teachers, along with its rigorous mentored scientific and economic research program.

For more information on how to apply for GSSM’s class of 2020, visit www.scgssm.org/admissions/residential-admissions.


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