1:30-3 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Social Change Incubator: Using Your Ideas to Change the World

Dr. Jessica Beckham

This seminar is intended to help crystalize and catalyze your ideas for global change into entrepreneurial non-profit channels.  It is NPO 101.

We will begin with discovering how social-change entrepreneurs have defined problems, and then discuss how to take your own idea and narrow it, pitch it and strategize about potential audiences to join your efforts.  You will be challenged to write about and carefully defend your cause.  Next we will hit the streets to see how local leaders have used non-profit channels for social good, learning hands-on the ins and outs of difference making. After our experiential tours, we will return to the lab to discuss how to align your idea with NPO best practices.  Combining your vision and these practical lessons, we will then compete for the “best new NPO ideas” in our group.  The top three Scholars (as determined by a faculty panel in “Shark Tank” fashion) will present their visions to the entire GSH family at the end of the month.

Two Minute Theatre!

Ms. Sarah Haig

Let’s make some movies! An entire movie in four weeks? Over the course of four weeks, we will look at storytelling, scriptwriting, storyboarding, prop making, filming and editing to recreate some of your favorite movies compressed to two minutes or less. You’ll be working in groups of three-to-four and competing to win the coveted Cheesy Award (yeah, it’s a can of spray cheese) to make something that is probably pretty cheesy but tons of fun.

Governor’s School Yearbook

Ms. Tomi McCutchen

Get ready to create! Students in this seminar will select a theme, organize information, and design a keepsake book that will help Scholars remain connected long after their experiences at GSH have ended. Illustrations, names, fun facts, quotes, photographs, etc. – the publication goes camera ready to UT Martin’s Digital Printing Services and is distributed near the end of Governor’s School, just in time for mass signing!

Governor’s School Newspaper

Dr. Robert Nanney

Want to place your special mark on the journalistic account of the 2023 GSH experience?  If so, this seminar is for YOU.  We need creative, enthusiastic Scholars with a special passion for writing, taking photos and editing this year's newspaper, which will also be named by the staff.  You will be in charge of putting together this exciting, permanent souvenir of GSH, have fun and earn a resume "hit" all at the same time.  Scholars who are on their high school newspaper staffs are especially encouraged to participate and gain further knowledge and experience, but "rookies" may also join in.  We will need writers, photographers and cartoonists, so we'll find something unique for everyone to contribute.  We'll also need those who are skilled at planning and organizing people and information.  Don't miss out on this special opportunity!