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CRHS juniors Emma Fylstra, Nicholas Gibson accepted into highly competitive Governor's School of NJ program

Emma Fylsta and Nick Gibson

Cumberland Regional High School proudly announces two CRHS juniors, Emma Fylstra and Nicholas Gibson, have been selected to participate in the prestigious Governor's School of New Jersey program -- an extraordinary distinction for the highly competitive honor.

Fylstra, a junior in the Cumberland Regional STEM Academy, has been accepted to the Governor's School of the Sciences at Drew University, and Gibson, also a junior in the STEM Academy, has been accepted to the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology at Rutgers University.

The Governor's School of New Jersey is a tuition-free, summer residential program for high-achieving high school juniors who have an interest in STEM subjects. The program offers students valuable opportunities to learn a sense of ethical, social, and civic responsibility while engaging with college faculty and peers from throughout the state in a rigorous learning community. In an average year, approximately 500 students are selected to apply to the Governor's School of New Jersey, and 85-100 students from throughout the state ultimately are invited to participate.

Fylstra is a past Hugh O'Brien Youth Leader delegate, in addition to being a member of the International Thespian Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society for mathematics, National Science Honor Society, and National Honor Society. She serves in leadership roles as an officer in the National Science Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Technical Student Association, and Leo Club. Fylstra's involvement at CRHS includes participation on the Colts swim, track, and cross-country teams. She also has been accepted to the Naval Academy Summer Seminar, packing the summer before her senior year with exciting opportunities to prepare for the future. Fylstra plans to pursue a career in Geology.

Gibson is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society for mathematics and the National Honor Society, in addition to serving as an officer in the Technical Student Association. His involvement at CRHS includes serving on the Audio-Visual (AV) Crew and representing the CRHS STEM Academy in the STEAM Tank competition. In addition, Gibson is active in the community through the Millville Assembly of God, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church, and Angelic Hospice program. 

CRHS congratulates Emma and Nick on their outstanding achievements and wishes them all the best for a wonderful experience at the Governor's School of New Jersey.

Emma Fylstra and Nick Gibson