Students attend Texas Governor’s School
July 9, 2010 — Two CFISD students were among 100 teens chosen to attend the Texas Governor’s School June 6-26 on the University of North Texas campus.
Cypress Woods High School student Shantan Cheemerla and Cypress Ranch High School student Cecilia Cisar attended the all-expenses-paid camp sponsored by Exxon Mobil Corporation that encouraged Texas students to study math and science and consider pursuing engineering as a career.
At the camp, students spent time conducting experiments in biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Participants also enjoyed experiencing college campus life and went on a variety of field trips around North Texas designed to encourage their continued study of science, technology, engineering and math.
This summer’s theme, “How Advances in Science and Technology Affect Our World,” focused on a wide range of topics in the sciences and their impact on society. Students also took courses aimed at improving their writing skills and developing college preparation plans.
The program was established by the Texas legislature in 2003 and is open to students who have completed their sophomore year in high school. Applicants are required to submit an application form, provide a letter of recommendation, write a personal essay and submit school transcripts. Applicants are processed through the 20 Educational Service Centers in Texas.