School Board Honors Governor’s School Invitees



The Loudoun County School Board honored 72 Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) students who were nominated to attend the 2019 Summer Residential Governor’s Schools at its Tuesday, September 24th, meeting.


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 mentorship 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 were invited to Governor’s schools with their field of study:



Roshan Baddeliyanage, Dominion High School

Lachezar Balabanski, Riverside High School

Aaryan Dhore, John Champe High School

Madeleine Edwards, Woodgrove High School

Vrushti Joshi, Riverside High School

Grace Maloney, Freedom High School

Riya Pulla, Broad Run High School

Emaan Qillawala, Heritage High School

Krish Rajani, Rock Ridge High School

Maria Salamone, Dominion High School

Ava Sedghian, Broad Run High School

Arushi Shah, John Champe High School

Nathan Shune, Dominion High School

Shreyaa Venkat, Broad Run High School



Sahana Arumani, Loudoun Valley High School

Wassim Bouhsane, John Champe High School

Madelaine Dye, Freedom High School

Aaiswarya Gopinadam, John Champe High School

Celeste Nathan, Stone Bridge High School

Karthik Ramu, John Champe High School

Kerti Sadassivam, John Champe High School

Lin Sahu, Freedom High School

Thomas Santoro, Stone Bridge High School

Kushi Sethuram, John Champe High School

Zara Thalji, Freedom High School


Medicine/Health Sciences

Mahi Bhatt, Rock Ridge High School

Atif Islam, Briar Woods High School

Keerthana Pasumarthy, John Champe High School

Arya Satish, John Champe High School


Math, Science and Technology

Sidhardh Burre, Freedom High School

Srinija Chelimilla, Briar Woods High School

Ipsita Das, Rock Ridge High School

Aryan Deorah, Rock Ridge High School

Aayush Dhiman, John Champe High School

Jesse Dill, John Champe High School

Kartikeya Gupta, John Champe High School

Meghana Guttikonda, Rock Ridge High School

Ethan Hackett, Rock Ridge High School

Vinay Jagan, John Champe High School

Aryan Jain, Broad Run High School

Advay Janardhan, Stone Bridge High School

Jayanth Peetla, Rock Ridge High School

Ananth Ramani, Rock Ridge High School

Tarun Ravi Kumar, John Champe High School

John Patrick Sliwinski, Stone Bridge High School

Maxim Titov, Dominion High School

Ayumi Tsuyuki, Dominion High School

Vinay Vangala, Freedom High School

Tanvika Vegiraju, Briar Woods High School

Abhinav Verma, John Champe High School

Claire Wigglesworth, Loudoun County High School

Justin Zhang, Loudoun Valley High School


Visual and Performing Arts

Matthew Cahill, Dominion High School

Katiana Casler, Stone Bridge High School

Hakon Grant, Freedom High School

Samantha Hilario, Briar Woods High School

Hannah Hill, Loudoun Valley High School

Florence Hin, John Champe High School

Hyeyun Jeong, Stone Bridge High School

Evan Kagarise, Loudoun Valley High School

Brynn Lackey, Loudoun Valley High School

Kahley Mitchell, Freedom High School

Victoria Ok, Broad Run High School

Georgia Orfanides, Woodgrove High School

John Osborne, Briar Woods High School

Layne Parks, Dominion High School

Morgan Ponte, Tuscarora High School

Rishi Ravula, Rock Ridge High School

Maxwell Regan, Potomac Falls High School

Mahaniya Srinivasan, Briar Woods High School

Hana Wang, Potomac Falls High School

Kelly Zhou, Briar Woods High School