For five weeks this summer, 36 high school students had the chance to learn what the college experience is like.
The students participated in the Governor’s School for Information Technology Leadership at Tennessee Tech University. They lived in TTU dorms, took two TTU classes and learned how to write a business plan. They left with a memorable experience and six hours of college credit.
Benjamin Barton from Montgomery Bell Academy, Olivia Kersey from Nashville School of the Arts, Donna Charkhar from Merrol Hyde Magnet School
and Lamora Llorens from John Overton High School were chosen to participate in the program.
The students were divided into six groups with six students per group. Each group developed a complete business plan for an information-technology oriented company.