Nearly 400 Vermont students graduate from the Governor’s Institutes

Students in the Governor’s Institute of Vermont this summer. Photo provided

REGION – Three hundred ninety-six Vermont high school students graduated from the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont this summer. GIV hosts intensive, hands-on learning experiences for young artists and learners on college campuses throughout Vermont. These programs provide the opportunity for students to dig into a topic they are passionate about, experience life on a college campus, and make new friends from all over the state. Eleven institutes were held this summer in the following topics: Architecture, Design & Building; Arts; Astronomy; Current Issues & Youth Activism; Engineering; Entrepreneurship; Environmental Science & Technology; Health & Medicine; Mathematical Sciences; Technology, Design & Coding; and Young Writers.

The following local students participated in a GIV program this summer.

  • Stephanie Holland, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Bellows Falls Union
  • Kara Lescord, Entrepreneurship, Bellows Falls Union
  • Esha Patel, Health & Medicine, Black River
  • Madelyn Goebel, Mathematical Sciences, Burr and Burton
  • Luigi Travaglini, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Burr and Burton
  • Sarah Atwood, Astronomy, Compass School
  • Sophie Jones, Arts, Compass School
  • Fiona Therese, Arts, Compass School
  • Nieve Whitehouse, Arts, Compass School
  • Willem Bargfrede, Technology, Design & Coding, Green Mountain Union
  • Alexander Beshay, Arts, Green Mountain Union
  • Miles Garvin, Mathematical Sciences, Green Mountain Union
  • Lauren Greenslet, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Green Mountain Union
  • Zoe Svec, Mathematical Sciences, Green Mountain Union
  • Olympia Burke, Arts, Leland & Gray
  • Lane Dreslin, Technology, Design & Coding, Putney School
  • Alysha Devoe, Arts, Springfield
  • Mariah Latterell, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Springfield
  • Jazmin Rodriguez-Perez, Arts, Springfield
  • Richard Ryan, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Springfield
  • Alexander Sheldon, Health & Medicine, Springfield
  • Huxley Holcombe, Engineering, Vermont Academy

Students apply to the competitive Governor’s Institutes through their schools. Learn more at, or call 802-865-4448 if you have questions.

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