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Wakefield Sophomore Tapped for Summer Residential Governor's School

Tutt Stapp-McKiernan

Wakefield is proud to announce that sophomore Riley Harper has been selected to attend the 2022 Summer Residential Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology, to be held at the University of Lynchburg from June 27 to July 23.

According to the Virginia Department of Education website, the program “provides gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive, educational experiences in mathematics, science, and technology…students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects, and seminars with noted scholars and other professionals.”

The Summer Residential Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology is one of several Summer Residential Governor’s Schools, and is part of the State of Virginia’s broader Governor’s School programs.

In addition to possessing an affinity for science and mathematics, Riley is a full-fledged technology guru, with a special flair for video documentary. He is a member of the school’s new Digital Videography class this year, but since Middle School he has given countless volunteer hours for Wakefield developing and editing footage for many areas of the school. He is also a technical theater aficionado, serving as Sound Engineer for the school’s recent performance of Grease and assisting all with the learning curve involved in mastering the new GLO Theater’s much-expanded technology.

Riley is the son of Wakefield Head of School Ashley Harper and her husband Doug Harper of Haymarket.