Grissom selected for Governor’s School program
James “Trey” Hilton Grissom Jr., a former resident of Henderson and a rising senior at Smokey Mountain High School in Sylva, is attending the N.C. Governor’s School East program at Meredith College in Raleigh. His area of concentration is natural science.
Grissom joins other academically accomplished high school students throughout North Carolina for this five-week, residential summer program. Integrating academic disciplines, the arts and unique courses, participants will attend classes at one of two campuses: Meredith College in Raleigh or Salem College in Winston-Salem.
The Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program is open to rising seniors only. (Exceptions have been made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas.)
He is the son of Jay and Stephanie Grissom of Sylva, formerly of Henderson; and the grandson of Marvin and Janet Ross of Henderson and Jimmy and Phylis Grissom of Sylva, also formerly of Henderson.