Ashdown High School junior Nekhoe Hogan has been selected to attend the 2014 Arkansas Governor's School hosted at Hendrix College this summer.  The six-week intensive summer residential program selects gifted and talented students who are upcoming seniors and residents of the state.

Now in its thirty-fifth year, Arkansas Governor's School received over 600 applications this year from 109 schools, representing 46 counties.  Designed for only 400 students, the competition is very strong, and selection is based on a combination of ability and interest.  Application includes essay, letters of recommendation, and qualifying ACT scores and grade point average.

Hogan's studies at Governor's School will be in the discipline of English/Language Arts, along with the general classes in conceptual development and in personal and social development.  The campus of Hendrix College will be leased by the state for the summer program, and state funds will provide tuition, room, board and instructional materials for each student.

At Ashdown High School, Hogan is a member of the Purple Pride Band, Chess Team, and Quiz Bowl.  This summer he will also be a representative at Arkansas Boys' State.

Nekhoe is the son of Rolisha and Patrick Rhone of Ashdown and the grandson of Patsy O'Guinn of Ashdown and Willie Hogan of Long Beach, California.

More information about the program -- including past curriculum, speakers, and films -- may be found on the AGS web site at: