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Special Thanks

Mountain Vista Governor's School extends a special thanks to the following organizations:


  • The MVGS staff and students would like to express our gratitude to Rockwell Collins for financially supporting the MVGS Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) Team.


  • The MVGS staff and students would like to express our gratitude to Marker Miller Orchards for donating apples for our fall engineering project challenge. Students were required to build a self-powered boat to move an apple an assigned distance in a pool of water. Marker Miller has supported MVGS activites through donations over the past several years.


  • The MVGS staff and students would like to express our gratitude to Aerojet contribution of $500.00 to our Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) program. In addition, Aerojet funds an annual scholarship awarded to a graduating MVGS senior.

  • Massanutten Ski Resort
    MVGS staff and students would like to express our gratitude to Massanutten Ski Resort for helping to orchestrate the logisitics and learning activities for our winter ski trip. Students not only learned the science behind making snow, but they also investigated the changes in the frictional coefficients on the slopes over the course of the day and collected statistics to answer other research questions related to the activities at the resort.

  • Front Royal Grotto
    MVGS staff and students would like to express our gratitude to Janet Tinkham and Jeff Jahn of the Front Royal Grotto who expose students to the joy of caving through our annual trip to Ogden Cave with our Research 1 classes. In addition they have supported student research projects and more extensive caving opportunities.

  • Jackson Chase Golf Course
    MVGS staff and students would like to express our gratitude to Jackson's Chase Golf Course for welcoming students in our spring golf seminar led by Mr. Dietrich.

  • Verdun Adventure Bound - MVGS staff and students would like to express our gratitude to Verdun Adventure Bound and its volunteers for providing excellent team building opportunities for our community of learners.

  • Armadillo Run -MVGS staff and students would like to express our gratitude to the developers of Armadillo Run for providing this software for use in our seminars and physics classes. Each year students perform an indepth physical analysis of this puzzle game to determine how true it is to the principles of mechanics studied in our first year physics course.

  • Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum supports MVGS student research as well as hosts authentic environmental science field experiences and our annual 5K Race. We appreciate the excellent programs that Dr. Candace Ludzow-Felling and her staff provide.
  • Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute - MVGS staff would like to thank the SCBI in Front Royal for its collaboration with several student research projects. We look forward to a growing partnership with this remarkable research institution.

  • Chick's Services, Inc. - MVGS staff and students would like to express our gratitude to Chick's Services, Inc. of Warrenton for their donations to the Research 1 class projects.


  • The MVGS Research teachers would like to thank AGI for donating analysis software to make student research activities and seminars possible. To learn more about AGI, click on the AGI logo shown above.

  • Coast to Coast Promotions
    The MVGS Research teachers would like to thank Patricia Garvis with Coast to Coast Promotions for printing and supplying the MVGS student body with calendar magnets.

Community Supporters

  • Air Prime
  • Apple Federal Credit Union
  • Bank of Clarke County
  • Buccaneer Computer System
  • Chamber of Commerce, Fauquier CO.
  • Chamber of Commerce, Front Royal Warren County
  • Competitive Power Ventures
  • Dominion
  • Dupont
  • EDA Economic Development Authority
  • EPS Executive Protection Systems
  • Family Dollar
  • Fauquier Hospital
  • The Fauquier Bank
  • First Bank
  • Front Royal Rotary Club
  • F1 Computer Solutions
  • Gayheart & Willis, P.C.
  • Interbake Foods
  • Marlow Automotive Group
  • Mid Atlantic Network, Inc.
  • Potomac Consolidated TRACON
  • Rotary Club Frederick County
  • Rotary Club Warrenton
  • Shenandoah National Bank
  • Terremark
  • TFB The Fauquier Bank
  • The Shockey Companies
  • Toray Plastics, Inc.
  • Valley Farm Credit
  • Valley Health
  • Vint Hill EDA
  • Warren Memorial Hospital
  • Winchester Business and Professional Women
  • Winchester Equipment Company