Hi! My name is Elizabeth Lee and I am a senior at Germantown High. I attended the Governor’s School for Humanities 2016 in Martin, TN this summer. Despite the gender ratio being 43:8 with girls : boys, it was one of the most eye opening experiences in my life thus far. Martin, TN is very small, but you end up having time to explore and discover who you are as a person (and if you don’t like froyo and Chinese food now, you better because those are the only two major restaurants in Martin). Everyone at Humanities was positive and encouraging and you got to be exposed to many different perspectives and people. Because the size of Humanities is so small, you end meeting every single scholar and creating lasting relationships. I still talk to my friends from Humanities even 5 months after it ended.
I took the philosophy and political science classes, and I highly recommend both. The professors care about you as a student and challenge you to the college level. You get a first-hand experience with college and dorm life, and you are given so much freedom to do what you want to do. There are so many inside jokes and traditions from Humanities, and I hope that if you’re even remotely interested in music, English, philosophy, political science, newspaper, graphic design, or anything in between that you should apply to Humanities. The counselors, the people, Dr. Ogg (you’ll find out who he is soon enough), and the professors will make your experience at Humanities the best it can be.