AGS participants received college level experience in academics, creativity and leadership. Course topics included the arts, law, healthcare, research science, Alabama ecosystems and entrepreneurship—a total of 16 subjects in all. They also participated in a service project, visited American Village in Montevallo and attended a Barons baseball game and a special reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of AGS.
Participants included, by school:
Alexandria High School,Megan Kilgore and Ashton Reaves.
Faith Christian School, Paul Bedford and Chessa Halpin.
Jacksonville High School, Katie McCutcheon.
White Plains High School,Lyndsey Golden.
AGS students are nominated by their schools on the basis of academic ability, leadership qualities, creativity and community service. Selection is also based on teacher and guidance counselor nominations, and a written essay.