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FHS Governorís School


A. J. Houston, right, and Laura Royse juniors at Farragut High School, have been selected for the 2010 Tennessee Governorís School for the Arts, which will be held June 6 Ė July 2, at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. A. J. is a clarinetist and the son of Butch and Heide Houston of Farragut. He is a two-time member of the Tennessee All-State Band. Laura is a bassoonist and the daughter of David and Molly Royse of Farragut. She is a drum major for the FHS Marching Admirals Band and was a member of the 2009 Macyís Great American Marching Band in New York City, N.Y. A.J. and Laura are members of the FHSSymphonic Band under the direction of Ronald Rogers and Michelle Lewis.

The Tennessee Governorís School for the Arts is a four-week residency summer program for high school students gifted in music, visual art, theatre, dance and filmmaking. Of more than 1,300 applicants each year, GSFTA accepts a total of 230 students in those five arts areas, for an acceptance rate of roughly 18 percent.

 

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