Unity Christian School announced that Kyle Jacobson has been selected to participate in the 2016 Governor’s Honors Program. Jacobson was selected to participate in the area of Social Studies.
The Governor’s Honors program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The experience offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom. The program is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
Each applicant is required to go through an extensive selection process to be invited. Students must be nominated for consideration and show high aptitude in their area of study. Students are interviewed by a screening committee as a part of the selection process at the local level. Semi-finalists are then sent to statewide screening interviews and auditions. Thousands of students from across the state are interviewed and audition each year for the distinguished opportunity.
Jacobson holds the distinction as the first student from Unity to be selected to participate in the Governor’s Honors program. He is a member of the school’s state championship Quiz Bowl team, as well as, the varsity football team. He is a member of the Honors Society and recently scored a near perfect 34 on the ACT standardized test. He also serves in leadership positions on the student council and Young American’s for Freedom chapter.
Jacobson has plans to pursue studies in civil service and economics and believes that this experience will give him a taste of what is to come at the college level. “I’m really excited to be among people of such high capacity for the summer. I love the fact that I get the opportunity to experience college style classes. This will give me a taste of self-sufficiency and the next level of academia.” he said.
During the four-week program, participants will spend the morning in their major area of nomination exploring topics not usually found in the regular high school classroom. In the afternoons, they will choose one additional area in which to study. The curriculum in all the areas is challenging and engaging. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts, and performances.