Gifted Education Month


By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, Alabama’s gifted children and youth are one of Alabama’s greatest assets; and

WHEREAS, gifted students can be found in all ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural groups and provide our state with a vast resource for potential leadership in all areas of society; and

WHEREAS, the state of Alabama is home to tens of thousands of gifted and talented children, whose full potential can be tapped only through the cooperation of education, community and government; and

WHEREAS, gifted students have special needs intellectually, academically and creatively; and

WHEREAS, providing rigor and challenge in the classroom for Alabama’s gifted students is vital to ensuring their intellectual, social-emotional and academic development for college and career readiness:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim January 2017, as

Gifted Education Month

in the State of Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 25th  day of January 2017.

Robert Bentley