SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Honors Class of 2019

Christina Vandiver

One hundred and nine students, representing 25 counties in South Carolina, graduated from the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities on Friday, May 24 at the Peace Center in downtown Greenville. 

The Governor’s School’s Class of 2019 includes:

  •  A creative writing student who was named U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. 
  •  A female dancer accepted into The Juilliard School's BFA Dance program.
  • Seven gold and seven silver medalists in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Competition.
  • Three 2019 YoungArts finalists.
  • One winner in the National Finals of the Music Teachers National Association Senior Brass Competition.
  • Seven National Merit finalists.
  • Forty-two seniors inducted into the National Honor Society.

Collectively, the Class of 2019 received more than $27 million in scholarship offers. They will be attending prestigious colleges, universities, and conservatories across the nation and in South Carolina.

The SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities is a tuition-free, public residential high school for the arts where students live and learn in a master-apprentice style community. Any tenth-grade student living in South Carolina can apply and audition to attend the Governor's School's high school program during their junior and senior years. The music and dance programs also accept exceptionally-talented sophomores, who apply in the ninth grade. 

The Governor's School also offers art-intensive summer programs for rising 8th- 10th grade students and for dancers going into grades 7-12.

Applications for the 2020-2021 residential high school and summer programs will be available online at SCGSAH.org beginning in September.