Participants included Denise Holman of Anniston, who attends Faith Christian School; Addie Bunn of Oxford, a student at Oxford High School; Alan Gooden of Childersburg, a student at Fayetteville High School; Ethan Owens of Eastaboga, a student at Lincoln High School; Clint Gosdin of Ranburne, a student at Ranburne High School; and Matt Faunce of Heflin, a student at Ranburne High School.
AGS participants received college level experience in academics, creativity and leadership. Each student selected major and minor areas of coursework.
The 16 course topics for morning and afternoon sessions included the arts, law, health and science-related subjects, history and other areas of interest.
The students also enjoyed a service project at the Birmingham Zoo, recreational activities and a Birmingham Barons baseball game.
AGS participants are nominated by their schools on the basis of academic ability, leadership qualities, creativity and community service.
Selection is also based on teacher and guidance counselor recommendations, and a student-written essay.