59 LCPS Students Accepted to Governors School

Fifty-nine Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) students were nominated to attend the Summer Residential Governor’s Schools.

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program

The Virginia Governor’s School Program began in 1973 when Governor Linwood Holton established the first summer residential programs for 400 gifted students from across the commonwealth. From its beginning, with three summer schools in 1973, the program has expanded to more than 40 sites throughout the commonwealth.

Virginia Governor’s Schools provide some of the state’s most able students academically and artistically challenging programs beyond those offered in their home schools.

Following are the LCPS students who have been invited to Governor’s schools with their field of study:



Abhinav Adhikari, Broad Run High School

Dana Altarace, Potomac Falls High School

Natalie Bailey, Woodgrove High School

Ethan Choi, Freedom High School

Cheryl Hwang, Broad Run High School

Pranavi Karnati, John Champe High School

Joongu Shin, Freedom High School

Susan Song, Rock Ridge High School

Shrestha Vatsala, Rock Ridge High School

Abinaya Venkatesan, John Champe High School

Addison Weinbrecht, Potomac Falls High School



Anaum Ahmad, Riverside High School

Anvitha Anumolu, John Champe High School

Basak Gafoor, John Champe High School

Vaishnavi Gopinadam, John Champe High School

Benjamin Hummer, Dominion High School

Theodore Kostal, Woodgrove High School

Sara Roach, Woodgrove High School

Samyuktha Sreeram, Briar Woods High School


Medicine and Health Sciences Mentorship

Anish Kalyan, Freedom High School

Nikhil Sharma, Briar Woods High School


Math, Science and Technology

Pranav Addepalli, Rock Ridge High School

Siddarth Achar, Stone Bridge High School

Siddharth Chauhan, Rock Ridge High School

Sean Chung, Rock Ridge High School

Ayush Hariharan, Rock Ridge High School

Aswin Jayaraj, Briar Woods High School

Hannah Jiang, Tuscarora High School

Reva Kodre, Freedom High School

Achutha Kumar, Freedom High School

Noelle Lee, Stone Bridge High School

Saarthak Maheshwari, Stone Bridge High School

Connor Moon, Loudoun County High School

Rachel Muppidi, Freedom High School

Nikita Sajai, Rock Ridge High School

Nicole Seman, Tuscarora High School

Yuvraj Sreepathi, Broad Run High School

Kavyaswastika Sundaram, John Champe High School


NASA/National Institute of Aerospace Mentorship

Tarun Golla, Broad Run High School

Daniel Stover, Heritage High School

Visual and Performing Arts

Matthew Chesnutt, Park View High School

Isabella DiFulvio, Rock Ridge High School

Harrison Douglass, Freedom High School

Paige Elmquist, Loudoun County High School

Savannah Geiger, Woodgrove High School

Julian Lee, Freedom High School

Alexandra Minarchi, Tuscarora High School

Brandon Martinese, Dominion High School

Sidney Meyer, Heritage High School

James Morris, Briar Woods High School

Kari Morrison, John Champe High School

Aydyn O'Brien, Freedom High School

Liliya Petrosyan, Riverside High School

Arran Ponte, Tuscarora High School

Bethany Shears, Stone Bridge High School

Sophie Stapleton, Loudoun Valley High School

Grace Templeton, Loudoun Valley High School

Joshua Thomas, Dominion High School

Arjun Tarafdar, Rock Ridge High School