Photo courtesy of Bella Littleton (12)
This past summer, Hita Mohan (12), Nora James Eikner (12), Bella Littleton (12) and Maggie McFadden (12) attended the Tennessee Governor’s Schools, prestigious statewide programs for 11th and 12th grade students who want to study a certain academic interest outside of school in a college-like environment.
Littleton attended the Governor’s School for the Arts at Middle Tennessee State University with a focus in classical voice, choir and opera.
“I always thought that good teachers had to be at the ‘nice’ and ‘fancy’ schools, but they are truly everywhere. They’re so kind and filled with knowledge, and I feel so privileged to be able to have worked with so many amazing professors and performers from around the country,” said Littleton.
McFadden attended the Governor’s School for Emerging Technologies at Tennessee Tech University and took classes in computer coding and engineering. In her time there, she did research and 3D computer modeling of possible COVID-19 drugs that could help inhibit the attaching of the virus to DNA.
McFadden said, “Parts of it were hard, like learning new material, but it was still so great. For one, I loved getting to live on my own for 4 weeks and get a taste of college life. I also met some really amazing people that I became really close friends with which was awesome and I learned tons of new things. It also showed me that I really do think I want to pursue engineering as a career.”
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