Richardson accepted to Governor’s School

October 11, 2013

NEWBERRY — Lindsey Richardson from Newberry County has been accepted to the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics in Hartsville. She joins students from across South Carolina to form the class of 2015.

Richardson, daughter of A. Len and Teresa Richardson, transferred to GSSM from Chapin High School.

GSSM is a public, residential high school for academically talented juniors and seniors. It offers 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.

GSSM students moved onto campus in mid-August and classes started Aug. 18. This year, GSSM celebrates its largest student body since its inception in 1988, with 220 students representing 112 high schools and 32 counties.

One of 12 specialized science and math programs in the country, the school has been nationally recognized for its overall excellence, strong mix of intellectual challenges and dedicated teachers, as well as its rigorous research opportunities.