More than 100 West Virginia students between their sophomore and junior years have been immersed in the Governor’s School for the Arts at Marshall University. The audition-based school began June 25 and will end July 15.
The school, which was initiated in 1994 by then-Gov. Gaston Caperton and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henry Marockie, now focuses on teaching exceptional high school students in the disciplines of dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual arts, vocal music, creative writing and digital media.
“Our theme this year is ‘Communities Collaborating Through the Arts,’ and that interconnectedness is something we hope that students will catch sight of,” Dreama Pritt, Governor’s School for the Arts associate dean and English instructor at Marshall, said. “By broadening the horizons of GSA students across all the artistic disciplines, we will be bringing them together.”
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