Research Symposium at JMU 2017

Six students went with Ms. Coghill and presented their research at the annual Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (VJSHS) on March 16-17, at JMU. They presented their research in front of a panel of judges and students from other governor's schools across the state. Hannah Steele, Grace Chun, Amber Li, Tanner Gage, Josh Willoughby, and Hunter Diminick represented CVGS very well at this symposium! Congratulations to Hannah Steele, Josh Willoughby, and Hunter Diminick on receiving awards for Outstanding Research! Wonderful job!

Regional Science Fair Results 2017

The 40th annual Central Virginia Regional Science Fair was held on March 4, 2017 at Central Virginia Community College. There were 66 students entered from high school students representing Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County and the City of Lynchburg Public Schools. The fair is an affiliate of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The regional fair's website is:

CVGS Goes to Richmond

On Monday, January 23, 2017, six CVGS students went with Dr. Smith to Richmond to meet with area legislators. The delegation included four seniors, Madi Alvis (Rustburg High School), Julia Grier (Jefferson Forest High School), Summer Rucker (Amherst), and Hannah Schrock (William Campbell Combined School), and two juniors, Skylar Wilhoit (Appomattox) and Carson Wood (EC Glass High School). The students had appointments with House delegates Kathy Byron, Ben Cline, Matt Farris, and Scott Garrett, as well as with Senator Steve Newman.  

End of 9 Weeks & Conferences

This message is a reminder for our families of several important events coming within the next few weeks.  Most of these events are noted on our CVGS calendar which is available on the main page of our website just above these announcements.

Annual Bridge Project

Seniors at the Central Virginia Governor’s School participated in our annual Engineering Bridge Project during the first six weeks of the school year.  Students were put into groups and then were able to plan and design a bridge that would span a certain distance based on the route the group chose.  Students researched bridge designs, calculated all the forces that would act on their bridge, created conceptual designs, drew blue prints, provided a cost analysis for their proposed bridge, and even included environmental remediation strategies in their proposal.

New Student Orientation 2016

New Student Orientation for 2016 is coming soon!

Senior Science Scenario Schedule 2016

Our seniors will be presenting their Senior Science Scenario research projects on Wednesday, May 25th and Thursday, May 26th, beginning at 7:15 am and ending at 10:20 am. The students will be presenting on the stage of the Sydnor Performance Area in Schewel Hall on the Lynchburg College campus.  The student presentations will address, through modeling, how changes in one aspect of the biosphere might affect other aspects in 50 years.

2016 Recognition Reception Awards

Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology
Student Awards 2016
The CVGS Annual Recognition Reception took place on Sunday, May 15, 2016.  The following awards were announced that evening, and we are proud of the achievements of all the students who were recognized.  The program for the evening can be found HERE.
The Faculty Award of Excellence

Recognition Reception & S-Cubed Presentations

We will have our annual recognition reception on Sunday, May 15, in the Heritage Cafeteria from 7 until 9 pm.  Seniors, juniors, and their families are encouraged to attend to help us honor our students and program partners.  During the program special awards will be announced, seniors will receive their honor cords and program completion certificates, and afterwards light refreshments will be served.  Seniors should arrive no later than 6:45 and should be dressed in professional attire.