Three from PMHS chosen for prestigious PA Governor’s School

Congratulations to Penn Manor High School students Nicholas Fafel, Emma Spearing and Vinny Vozzella, who were accepted into the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor’s School program for 2017.

Emma, a sophomore, will attend the Governor’s School for Global & International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh June 18 to July 14.

Her program will include lectures on human rights and security, global health, the environment and inequality. Emma also will complete a Global Issues course and participate in team projects, experiential learning activities and simulation games to develop analytic tools and communication skills.

In addition, she will study Arabic, Chinese or Portuguese from native speakers and learn about life and culture in the instructor’s home country.

Vinny was accepted in the program as an alternate and will participate if another student is unable to attend.

Nicholas, a junior, will attend the Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh from June 18 to July 14.

He will take courses in biology, chemistry, physics, math and computer science and at least one laboratory course in those subjects. Nick also will participate in team research projects and may take elective courses.

Only a limited number of students are selected each year to participate in the Governor’s School program, which is offered at no cost to participants, who must live on campus in Pittsburgh throughout the intensive five-week program.

Having three students chosen from Penn Manor High School in a single year is an incredible honor. Best wishes to Nick, Emma and Vinny!

From left, Nicholas Fafel, Emma Spearing and Vinny Vozzella.