Weston High School announced that Emily Weyrauch, a member of the Class of 2013, has been named a Governor’s Scholar.
The purpose of the Governor’s Scholar program is to recognize academically talented high school students in schools throughout the state and present 30 students for special recognition to the governor of Connecticut.
All principals of the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) member high schools are given the opportunity to nominate one junior ranked in the top 5% of his or her class.
An essay on an assigned topic has to be completed. Members of the Governor’s Scholars Committee, professional educators from throughout Connecticut, judge the completed applications and assign a composite score to each based on rank in class, PSAT or SAT scores, CAPT scores (for public schools), and the student essay.
This year, students had to respond to the question, “What dangers do societies face when there is a dependence on media and technology rather than face to face contact as a means of communication?”
Emily was honored this spring at a special Governor’s Scholar Luncheon.