Meet the GSSM Thinking Machine!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How do you best represent GSSM's students, faculty, staff, and programs? With a Rube Goldberg machine! Art Instructor Patz Fowle and a group of students were challenged to create a contraption to best reflect the community...and they succeeded! Learn more about it in this week's blog from Erin Scott, current junior.

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The Journey to the State Mock Trial Competition

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The GSSM Mock Trial team recently made it all the way to the State Competition. Lots of time, dedication, effort and preparation was required, and they represented GSSM very well. Lotta Keller, GSSM junior, shares the process and how it all went.

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The Breaking of a World Record

Friday, March 20, 2015

GSSM students broke the world record for the largest blanket fort. Junior Jacob Rabinovitch shares the details - from how it began, to the actual building of the fort.

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SmartChat: Ambassador Pope

Sunday, March 15, 2015

We know our students are going places! And, we also know that a great way to help them get where they are going is to have business, government and world leaders share stories and career advice with our students. That's why we hold regular SmartChats with impressive people like Ambassador Laurence Pope. Justin Smith, current junior, shares his thoughts about the Ambassador Pope SmartChat.

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The Adventure of Team 772, Caveman with Rock

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Grace Brueggman, GSSM junior and member of the robotics team, shares the trials, tribulations and excitement of competing in the FTC South Super Regional Championships in San Antonio, TX. The team learned many things along the way, such as: bubble wrap is not enough to protect a robot from the U.S. Mail, and other useful tips.

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200Keys Conference

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What is 200Keys? South Carolina’s premier teen tech and entrepreneurship conference run by our very own GSSM students. Find out all the details from Anya Bali, one of the students helping to plan the event! Oh, and register today at 200keys.org!

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January Interim: A Tale of Three Cities

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Junior Jacqueline Tobin shares the details her journey to China during January Interim. Sounds like this trip has inspired a lifetime love of traveling! Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you. What a trip!

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January Interim: Charting the Galapagos

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Junior Emily Babb shares her experiences during her January Interim trip to Quito and the Galapagos Islands and how it made an impression on her, both scientifically and linguistically. There's no better learning environment than the real world!

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The Awesomeness of Exam Week

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What?!?! Exam week is awesome? Senior Elizabeth Mugo shares her top five reasons why she loves exam week at GSSM. See what you think! Maybe there's something to say for bonding over stress.

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A Day in the Life of a Govie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

At GSSM, students live on campus and have a college-like schedule ... but what does that really mean? What is it like to live at your school? What is a typical day like? Senior Crystel Sylvester provides some answers in this week's blog post: A Day in the Life of a Govie!

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The Making of a GSSM Goody Bag

Friday, October 31, 2014

One might think that since our students live on campus, their parents just sit at home and wait for them to return. This is not true! Govie Parent Kathy McElvenny shares with us one of the many ways that our student's parents contribute to their time on campus. Just in time for Halloween, we present a real treat of a blog!

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Advice for Preview Day Attendees from a Current Student

Friday, October 17, 2014

Senior Elizabeth Mugo has come a long way! In this blog, she shares her experience as a shy prospective student attending a Preview Day and what she would do differently if she had to do it again. Thanks for the wise words, Elizabeth!

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SPRI: A Reflection

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Preparation is happening at GSSM! Senior Gavin Roser shares how his summer of real-world economic research affected him and changed his perspective on his GSSM education. Now we know why all of our seniors look so confident...

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