General McLane High School’s Joel Linebach has been selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University this summer.
The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) was established in order to provide a summer enrichment experience in the sciences and mathematics for talented Pennsylvania high school students. This nationally renowned program provides instruction in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science, with emphasis on collaborative learning and team research. The program is in session for five weeks, seven days per week. The students live on campus at CMU in Pittsburgh for the entire experience.
“I was ecstatic to hear that I was accepted, it’s very exciting,” Linebach said. “I want to study bio-chemistry in the future, so this is going to be very helpful.”
Linebach plans to major in Bio-Chemistry and Engineering after graduating high school. He is most looking forward to immersing himself into college life through this experience in June.
The junior currently is enrolled in the General McLane Academy of Medical Arts and Engineering. He participates in Environthon, JETS, the National Honor Society, the Marching Band and the High School musicals. He will be participating in the Broadway Dinner production this week, as well.