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Foundational Updates April 2021

April 15, 2021

Success Beyond the Classroom

Govies are known for their accomplishments in AND outside the classroom! This month, we're celebrating some of their successes:

David BullockGSSM senior David Bullock placed first in the Quadrant American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Program. He presented a nine-minute speech on the U.S. Constitution and a three-minute speech on the 22nd Amendment in front of a select group of judges.

“The American Legion Oratorical Scholarship competition is a one-of-a-kind program that allowed me to further dwell into my passions toward government and politics,” David said.

Poster announcing GSSM 2021 Student Art Exhibition at the Hartsville MuseumGSSM student artwork is on exhibit at the Hartsville Museum through April 30, in conjunction with National Youth Art Month. The exhibition includes original art by 26 current Govies.

Purple Juice II (right) by Haleigh Gartner '21, was selected for the cover of the April 2021 issue of "Carolina Arts," a publication that covers the visual arts in the Carolinas. Haleigh also won first place in the high school division of the South Carolina Art Education/ Eastern Regional Youth Art Month Art Competition.

The GSSM FBLA state winners and national qualifiersAll ten Govies in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) GSSM chapter participated in state competitions in March. Seven earned first place awards, and two received third place awards. All nine are eligible to compete in the national competition this summer.

Chapter president Shamitha Nandi '21 also serves as FBLA 2020-21 State Parliamentarian, and Ananya Hota '21 serves as State Vice President. Faith Kent '22 was elected 2021-22 State Parliamentarian.


With residential, virtual, and day camp opportunities for rising 6th through 10th grade students, GSSM has unique offerings for almost every age and interest. Please spread the word to the aspiring scientists in your life! The online application deadline is May 15.


Looking online for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Support GSSM at the same time!

amazon smile logoYour shopping spree could help a Govie in need! AmazonSmile contributes a percentage of your purchases to the charity of your choice, and we invite you to register the GSSM Foundation as your charity. In the first quarter of 2021, AmazonSmile donated $251 to GSSM: the fruits of your holiday shopping! Help support GSSM students and programs by choosing the GSSM Foundation as your charity on AmazonSmile today.

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