student ambassadors

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities gives young emerging artists the opportunity to explore and refine their talents in a one-of-a-kind, arts-centered community. Students practice their skills in an environment of artistic and academic excellence through its residential high school program and summer programs.

Enjoy a selection of our student's work below.


Into the Woods

The Greeks Project

These plays, though over 2,000  years old, tell timeless truths about both the strength and the frailty of the human condition. Iphigenia at Aulis is the tragic story of King Agamemmnon who is in the throes of being given an impossible choice. He can either disobey the gods, break his word to the entire Greek army, but through that, save his daughter’s life, or he can choose to sacrifice his daughter to appease the gods and be granted wind to sail to Troy and wage war. Either way, his choice will come at a great cost. The Trojan Women takes place ten years later, in the midst of the bloody aftermath and total destruction of war. The women of Troy have survived the brutal slaying of their sons and husbands. Through their immense pain, loss, and continued suffering at the hands of the men of the Greek army, together they find strength in their kinship, and solidarity in their fight to preserve their humanity.

Iphigenia at Aulis, The Greeks Project
December 14, 2021

The Trojan Women, The Greeks Project
December 14, 2021

*Content Warning: Themes of violence, assault, and murder



Wind Ensemble Concert
March 29, 2022

Under the direction of Dr. David Hamilton, the Governor's School Wind Ensemble presented a concert of works for wind instruments featuring pieces composed by William Grant Still, John Philip Sousa, William Schuman, Gioacchino Rossini, and others. Former faculty member Dr. Kyra Zhang performed as a featured soloist. Student Charlie VanAtter conducted the Fairest of the Fair by John Philip Sousa.

Choral Concert
May 6, 2022

The 70-voice Governor's School Choir and the Cantus Chamber Choir present their spring choral concert. The program includes both old and new music for chorus and instrumental accompaniment. The gamut of styles from classical to folksong, to gospel, will be on display.  The concert took place at First Baptist Church in Greenville.



A life of Sunday Morning Masses- by Karolina Montalvo
YoungArts Merit Award
Scholastics Art & Writing Silver Key

Cutting my Losses- by Savannah Bell
Publication in the White Wall Review & Silver Key in Scholastics

Grapevine- by Kat Davis
Honorable Mention, YoungArts

Hunger- by Emma Estridge
Published in So to Speak: feminist journal of language and art


DancersSpring dance performance
May 22, 2022

The SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Dance Department presents an evening of mixed repertoire showcasing the refreshingly versatile and passionate dance students. They will perform a wide range of works that celebrate both the Classical Ballet traditions as well as the moving trends of the 21st century.