The 60th Anniversary logo for the Governor's School of North Carolina.

The Governor's School
60th Anniversary Celebration
& Alumni Reunion
December 9, 2023  1p - 6p
Winston-Salem, NC

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Great icebreaking activities during our 11am - 1pm registration time, including:

  • Opportunity to participate in ‘What GS Meant to Me’ memory, video and story exchange
  • See our new Governor's School 60th Anniversary video
  • Specialty Anniversary Merchandise table available
  • ‘Taylor Swift style’ GS bead bracelets, facilitated by Marilla Morrison
  • ‘Speed Friending’ icebreakers, led by Laura Sam and Bob Davis

Starting at 1pm, the main event will include:

Inspirational message from Kim Jones, NC Teacher of the Year and a former GS faculty member
Go back in time with an Area II class and electives led by GSE and GSW instructors
Unique photo and memory opportunities to be part of celebrating 60 years of GS
Updates on current and future developments with Governor's School
Class reunions by years/decades/campus
And of course, lots of fun reminiscing and catching up with your GS classmates!

Our host location

The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center, 420 High St SW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

For hotel reservations, call the Hawthorne Inn directly at 336-777-3000 and reference the group name NC Governor's School Foundation Alumni Day. You may make reservations for either Friday, Dec. 8, Saturday, Dec. 9, or both nights. The event begins at 1:00pm and ends at 6:00pm, at which time alumni are encouraged to go out to dinner with their friends, classmates in downtown Winston-Salem.

And while it will be great catch up over lunch, dinner and drinks with other GS Alums, old and new friends, you can always make a day trip of it and skip the overnight stay entirely.