Student Evaluations of the 2011 AGS Experience.

Students answered the questions: How would you assess your overall expereince at AGS? and How effectively did the Director promote a constructive environment at AGS?

How would you assess your overall experience at AGS? 

It was fantastic. I loved being here and will miss all the friends I made and the great discussions in the class setting.  I love my roommate as well.

It was a blast, I can hardly put it into words.

It was one of the best/most fun-filled months of my life.

I miss home, but it was good.

I loved AGS. It was super fun.

One of the greatest times I’ve had in a long time. I highly suggest moving it back up to six weeks.

Loved it. Don’t want to leave.

I have grown so much here it is crazy. The Gospel Choir was amazing and had an enormous effect on my life. I’m glad I came to AGS.

I had a great time. I have learned more about myself than I could have anywhere else this summer.

It was enjoyable.

I loved it. I wish it lasted longer. I don’t want to go home.

It has been one of the most enjoyable times of my life.

I loved it and would go it again.

A very enjoyable experience that opened my mind to a lot of things.

Very beneficial and life-changing. I will walk away with alot of new knowledge, experiences, stories, and friends.

I’ve had so much fun, but I’m ready to go home! haha

My overall experience was amazing. AGS really gave me a new way of thinking about everything.

It was great. It was very relaxed and challenging. I enjoyed it a lot.

I can’t even put into words how much I enjoyed this remarkable experience. Every minute was great. I have learned so many things and made so many lifelong friends. This opportunity has truly made me happy. I loved it.

Overall, I LOVED AGS. It was such a fantastic experience. I learned a lot about myself and others. I’ve really become more motivated and I feel very blessed to have been able to take part in the program.

AGS really changed my perception of the world.

I loved it. Very beneficial. I’m so glad I came. Some people may say they wasted their summer, but I think it was a summer well spent.

OMG I wish I didn’t have to leave. It has been so great!  I wish this was my high school. It makes my actual school seem blah in comparison. The teachers are awesome and I wouldn’t have been able to experience the different activities elsewhere.

Life changing.


Class and outside environment good, dorm life AWFUL!

AGS ranks as one of the best experiences –if not the best experience – of my life. The teachers were wonderful, the RAs fun, and the classes interesting. I loved the sheer number of the activities and lectures that we were given the opportunity to attend. I made a lot new friends and opened up out of my shell. Leaving the comfort of my box was beneficial.

It was a good experience and I will recommend it to others.

One a scale of 1-10? a 9! I wish that more people were able to go on field trips. I think more in-dorm activities would have been nice to get to know more people.

It was incredible! I really don’t even know where to begin.I not only learned more about myself, but also I now have a better outlook on learning and school in general. Plus made tons of friends that I can tell will be lifelong friends..

It was  pretty good, though I have been to better summer learning experiences before. They were better due to more freedom; we were allowed to have phones and leave campus at certain times and had better food. I left campus in NYC and I can’t do it in Conway, AR?

A wonderful experience. I wish it was longer.

It  was great. Everything I could have asked for.


How do I even use words? My experience at AGS has been the best experience of my life. I have grown both as a person and as an intellectual because of the environment and opportunities presented here. I have made life-long friendships, broadened my mind, and I have gained a newfound sense of independence that will no doubt help me in my looming college future. LONG LIVE AGS.

Positively enriching.

Pretty great. I would come again and again if I could. This is a fantastic program that I would definitely advise anyone to take advantage of.

Great (except for Area II). Area I was fun and I learned a lot.

I enjoyed it, but a lot of the time I had to filter what speakers/teachers were saying because it was coming from a biased viewpoint.

An extremely life changing experience. Made some amazing friends. Best four weeks of my life so for! I would recommend this to anyone that showed some interest at all.

It was great. The only major negative: it’s only four weeks.

It was an unforgettable, life changing experience.

Life-changing. Honestly. I could write pages, but I want to go play Ping-Pong.

It was amazing and something I will never forget!

Amazing, Perfect – No problems.

I can’t even begin to explain how much AGS means to me and how much it has affected me. This is a fantastic program.

It was quite amazing to put it frankly.

My overall experience at AGS is mind blowing. It is a fantastic program that I hope continues forever! It is just wonderful and lifechanging!

It was amazing, I wish I never had to leave.

My overall experience at AGS was a total blast. If I could rewind time and do it all over again I would. I enjoyed the Gospel Choir to aT. I’ve made wonderful friends, met wonderful people, and had an awesome time!I love AGS!

It was completely worth it and a wonderful once-in-a-life-time experience. I learned so much and was able to meet and connect with people. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

Much more enjoyable than expected; enlightening.

My AGS experience was amazing!

Time of my life and I’ll definitely view the world differently after this.

It was great. It didn’t change my life or anything, but it was a really awesome experience.

9/10. A great experience I will miss.

FANTASMICAL  I loved every minute of it…even Koyaanisqatsi (it was pretty cool).

It was a wonderful social experience and especially good learning experience.

Saying I never want to leave and that this has been the single best experience of my life are two massive understatements.

It has been the best experience of my life so far.

It was life-changing. AGS has broadened my mind in so many ways, taught me new ways of thinking, and I made so many friends and established great relationships. I LOVE AGS.

11 out of 10.

I have been so impressed with all the interesting people I have met and also all the things I have learned – without tests!!

AGS was a learning experience in all aspects of my life. It opened doors to new opportunities, allowed me to understand people better, and also in a way made me miss home and family…!

It was a great experience that I’m glad I took. It’s taught me a lot and I feel better prepared for life.

It was good. I wouldn’t say that it was life changing like so many in the past have professed, but it was a stimulating, enjoyable and a tiring way to spend four weeks. I’m sleepy. I think I’ll go take a nap after finishing this eval.

Great! My AGS experience has made me a better person.

Best four weeks of my life.

My overall experience was great. I’ve made plenty of close friends.

Overall, glad I came. I feel I made a difference in someone’s life here and I’m glad I came.

Super fun, one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had. Love the people, the teachers, and the sports. Social Science lectures were great, class material not so much. Not a big fan of Area II and III.

Lyle Rupert.

AMAZING.  I learned alot and had fun.

All of it was helpful. I love the art; Area II is just like my Epistemology class at school. It was good to have new people for discussion.I never had a problem, and I love all the activities.

I love AGS. If I could, I would stay. I made great friends and learned a great deal. This is the shiny, golden bird-singing-in-the-trees no rain on my parade (except the days that it rained) time of my life.

I viewed it as very one sided indoctrination. Many of th eseminars that “went against the grain” or tried to get you to “think in different ways” had many major flaws and holes in their presentation and yet went right over them. If I were a parent I would not send my son/daughter to this camp, not to shield them from it, but there are major issues with the topics of which are not addressed. They sound much more convincing than what they really are and they wouldn’t be coming at all if both sides or even the“holes” were presented.

It was as good as it could be. I was getting very homesick and a little bit of cabin fever but his was still a thought-provoking, life-changing experience.

An enjoyable and beneficial experience. I was exposed to new ideas, and ways of thinking that have had a positive impact. Good balance between learning and free time.

It was one of a kind. I learned some vital lessons and got a great pre-college experience. I am going to be more aware as a result.

It’s the best summer I’ve ever had.

Hakuna Matata!! AGS is a problem free society where all you do is have fun, even while learning which is an aspect a lot of schools lack.Between the parties and classes it’s impossible to not have fun.

Overall, I really enjoyed my AGS experience. We were forced into an environment with people we didn’t know and made friends and connections. I’ve learned and enjoyed the new friends I’ve made.

I had more fun than I thought I would; however, I had troubleinteracting with a lot of my classmates because there is an air of arrogance and pride at AGS.

Moderately beneficial and I appreciate why colleges will be glad I attended just as I am. I don’t feel changed but the thought provoked may have helped me to develop my plans for my future.

Very positive. I wish I could do this every summer.

It got better. I started out kind of skeptical and unhappy with many classes but now this feels like home. I have been put out of my comfort zone, but in a good way, I think. The main lesson I take away is that I need my introvert time or I’ll go insane – so really I learned more about myself than anything else. I’ve enjoyed it, and I’m sure I’ll have fond memories.

AGS has been wonderful. My self-confidence has soared in a place of learning filled with enthusiasm and friendly people.

I had a wonderful experience and will forever remember this opportunity given to me.


It’s an experience I will always remember…shoulda kept a notebook to keep track of it all!

AGS has been one of the few experiences in my life where  Icould actually say I have never been more fully content.

AGS has helped culture, educate and challenge my thinking.I’m sad to be going home so quickly but I look at this as a must-have into my transition into adulthood. I wish my senior year was here at AGS!

This was truly an amazing experience. I am still not ready to go home. It was wonderful being with people that had an interest in learning and I loved being able to bond with people that had nothing in common with me except our desire to learn. I really, TRULY, enjoyed AGS!

AGS was very enjoyable and I have made so many friendships.I even managed to learn a few things.

It was AWESOME. I am walking away with knowledge I never thought I would have and memories I will always remember.

--Mind blowing

--Life changing

--Overall amazing

Terrific! I would do it all over again if I could and I wish it was six weeks instead of four weeks.

I loved it here! I will not forget this ever! I am very aware of who I am thanks to my experiences here.

AGS was beneficial in many ways, even though there were rough times. The good outweighed the bad.

I had a pretty positive experience at AGS. I feel as though my way of thinking has been altered and that I’m much more open and willing to question things that I see and here.

Being in Social Science, it was a great experience academically. However, socially, I felt I never meshed with the community or found a niche. This is mostly my fault.

It was life-changing. I can make friends or acquaintances so much easier and has definitely broadened my mind to thinking outside my little,selfish high school bubble.

Very helpful; essential, even.

It was a great experience, one I will never forget and to be honest, if I could do it over I would. Gospel Choir was also great, I hope that program stays.

Positive, most definitely changed the way I view the world.

I am very pleased with my experience. I grew as a person, and consciously noticed every step of the way. Thanks.

I say beyond some of the disagreements everything else was good.

It has been life changing. Not necessarily eye opening but it has been an extremely positive experience.

My overall experience at AGS was amazing. There was plenty of activities to do every day that were fun and interesting. There were several  ways to meet new people everyday and get involved.

Fine (stop asking stupid questions).

Fantastic. I loved it. It changed my life.

I have definitely gained a lot from it. I have met new people, discussed new ideas and participated in things I probably would have never done.

Life changing and it has made me a better person.

It was incredible and I’m glad I had the chance to come. No tonly were the teachers great, but all of the staff. I love Mrs. Mimi, Martha,Amy, Sandra (cafeteria staff).

I loved it. Mind-expanding classes, great people, endless things to do – AGS has been the experience of a lifetime.

One of the best experiences possible! A miniature utopia.

I absolutely loved it. I feel enlightened and pushed, but in a very good way. I wanted to learn, listen, and grow. I’ve met fantastic people and loved every minute.

It was absolutely wonderful. I loved being surrounded by the other like-minded people and learning new things and had a blast doing so.

Enjoyable! I missed my family but I consider AGS my family as well.

Neutral. I feel that I came with too much of a high expectation. One positive thing is that I learned more about myself and am motivated a lot more to be active in my community. AGS Gospel Choir was great though I’m not religious, but I loved it! Keep that alive!

I loved it.

It was a blast, I’m sad it was only four weeks.

My experience at AGS was life changing. I feel like I am very self-confident now, and more able to achieve things/goals that are within and/or out of my reach.

AGS was an amazing experience I will never forget. I only wish it was six weeks long.

AGS was a good experience overall. I really  enjoyed the classes, especially in Area I. It was nice to have two Area I classes per day. I also felt the morning and afternoon classes followed by optional seminars was effective organization. The required speakers could be a bit boring but generally they had interesting and insightful things to say.

Intellectually stimulating. Exposure to a variety of influences has helped me to grow as a person while here.

Overall, I feel that I had my expectations too high for AGS.I made great friends, enjoyed the various movies, 4:10s and 6:10s and engaged in various recreational experiences. The birthday celebrations, the RAs and th eteachers made it a very unique experience that I will never forget.

I loved AGS. I think my Area II class and Gospel Choir made it the best experience ever! I loved Gospel Choir. I think it changed me as a person. Ms. Pam was great.

I loved it! The people here are awesome and so talented.It’s one of the greatest feelings ever relaxing outside on the beautifulHendrix campus really getting to know the people around you. Especially if they are really smart.

Overall this experience truly exceeded my expectations. It has been a thrilling, challenging, and absolutely unforgettable part of my life.

So much fun! I don’t want to go home. The campus is beautiful. I’ve made so many friends, I got involved, I loved the discussion, and for the first time, I’m truly looking forward to college.

AGS was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Meeting new people and being enlightened are a great mixture. Instrumental Music was phenomenal, Gospel Choir was super fun, all the lectures were interesting, and class was delightful.

Absolutely amazing. I really don’t want to leave. It’s been a great experience.

I liked it a lot.

IT WAS AWESOME! I absolutely loved it!

Flipping Sweet

It was good – learned much.

It was a great experience to have. I will never forget the people I met and the things I learned here.

Simply amazing. This was by far the best four weeks of my life.

It has been wonderful! I’ve had an awesome time!

Great experience everyone should visit AGS before graduation. Fun, fun, fun.


I had a great time and learned a lot. Thanks so much.



AGS was definitely worth the four weeks it takes out of the summer. I would recommend AGS to anyone.

100 million times more amazing than thought can comprehend.

One a scale of 1-10; definitely a 10!

Near-perfection. I had an amazing time and learned so much.

Very nice for a guy who likes his solitude.

My overall experience is that I’m sad to be leaving. I had the best experience. I will miss AGS.

I enjoyed the opportunity.

It was an excellent experience. I’m glad I came. It gave me a good taste of college life and I really enjoyed it.

AGS was one of the best experiences of my life. The wonderful staff and community made this the best experience for me.

I learned a lot about myself, others, and my area I study. I also learned a lot about life and critical thinking. I had fun, and overall will live better.

I wish I could stay here forever. Every aspect of AGS is incredible and it changed my life.

I could have stayed for six weeks; I loved it.

Good. It was overall a good experience. Sometimes the ruleswere annoying – like no cell phones, but I understand why they were rules. In never got cafeteria duty!)

It was amazing! I was so fortunate to come and will recommend it to everyone I know!!

It was very good. I think everyone needs to go.

Overall, I really enjoyed myself. Loved the 4:10s and 6:10s.

This was the most amazing experience. I thrived as a student and as a person. The environment encouraged me to evaluate myself and my ideas.I am inspired.

Something I’ll never forget and always miss.

I loved it. I wish I could just stay here with these people and these classes, forever.

It was alright, but it wasn’t at the level of fellowship and generosity as AGS was promoted as.

I loved every minute of it.

Great! Aside from the various illnesses…

This is the best experience of my life.

AGS changed the way I look at life and the world I live in(and therefore, ME!)

ASKLDJ; HMQRKACB!! Life-changing. Incredible.Supermegafoxyawesome hot.

Life changing. I will never forget the people I met and the things I experienced.

The best thing that I’ve ever done.


Fantastic and mind-blowing!

It was a life changing experience.

This is the most fulfilling and exciting event thus far in my life. I can’t wait to apply all that I learned here to the rest of the world.

I had a great time. I loved all the activities and freedom we had here.

I really enjoyed my time and all the new friends and LADIESI met at Governor’s School, not to mention how my mind was blown almost daily by the new knowledge.

Amazing. The best month of my life hands down. It’s such an unbelievable program that should continue forever.

It was perfect.

My overall experience at AGS was amazing. I feel rejuvenated with new information and perspectives.

I really wish I’d gotten more from my classes, but the lectures, activities and social environment made it worth it.

The best summer (or overall) experience of my life.

Very worthwhile; it helped me grow as a person exponentially.

I am so glad that I was accepted! I have learned so much here about the world and myself.  I can honestly say that the friendships I have are some of the most honest I have ever had. I am excited about the potential this program continues to have after so many years. It is truly one-of-a-kind; my only wish is that it would last longer.

Can’t recommend it for upcoming juniors enough!

For me AGS was a time for rebuilding myself and growing into the man I will become.

Omgz! I love it here and I wish I didn’t have to leave.There are so many awesome and amazing people here!

It was so much fun. I learned so much and made so many friends. I would do it again.

It was fun. liberating, and educating experience, and I’m very sad that I have to leave.

A 10/5 stars!

Gospel Choir was my most favorite part of AGS. AGS should continue the program and it was so much fun and exciting. Pam was the best.

It was an experience I will never forget.

AGS was intellectually stimulating and enjoyable. I had a great time.

Would do it all over.

A magical and fantabulous experience which I am blessed to be a part of.

Best four weeks of my life to date.

I have been trying to find words to explain how wonderful and enjoyable this program is since I got here…You have to be a participant to truly understand.

Awesome, very beneficial.

C+ I didn’t like my classes much, but mostly for reasons beyond the AGS administrator’s control. I think the application process should be tougher.

Words can’t describe it. I will never forget it, and it would almost be insulting to try and describe it in words. Best thing ever.

100 out of 5. There really aren’t words to express this experience. It’s something that you have to see for yourself. I will never forget the connections I have made in this place.

Though not thoroughly enjoyable, it was thoroughly beneficial.

I really enjoyed my AGS experience! The worst part was Staples’ toasty temperature!

It was really amazing. I learned a lot, made new friends and had a great time.

I want more!

I loved my experience at AGS and would do it again. I’m definitely   recommending this program to younger students.

Very good!

I wish AGS was six weeks long, still I’m going to miss everything about it!

It was good. I had fun. Met some great people.

I enjoyed every second of my experience at AGS. This will be in my memories forever. I would definitely recommend this program to all my friends.

I LOVE it. I want to come back as an RA so that others can come and have the awesome experience I’ve had.

The BEST summer program that I’ve been to so far!!! I really enjoyed the Gospels Choir, sporting events, as well as the speakers, and film presentations. I will be coming back to visit next year. I am an official critical thinker.

I had a great time! I learned a million things!

WONDERFUL!! I loved it. I kind of wish it was still a six week program so I could stay longer.

AGS has changed my life in so many ways. I will never be the same after this experience. Thank you to everyone who helped in that!

Definitely life changing. Allowed me to open up to new ideas and be able to find out about myself and freely express it.

I had a great time at AGS. It’s one of the best times I’ve had in high school and I’ve learned a lot about myself. I feel like I’m much more prepared for the transition to college too.

AMAZING, life-changing, my bro is coming now. LOVED IT ALL.

I enjoyed AGS immensely and would do it again, however, I would have enjoyed more freedom with my time because I didn’t enjoy very many speakers and would rather have gone to a seminar of my interest.

Amazing. I made long-lasting friendships in AGS. I will recommend many people to this program. It’s a life-changing experience.

I think it is a once in a life time opportunity that if given the chance no one should miss out on.

It was the best thing to ever happen to me.

I would pay for this experience. I cannot believe my school doesn’t promote this more. I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything in the world.

A really great experience that I would repeat if possible.

I loved my experience and glad I was able to attend. My month taught me ways of life and I believe I am ready for college.

I’d say on a scale from 1 to 10 it would be an 8 because the interaction phase was memorable and gospel choir… speechless. It brought me close to those I hadn’t gotten acquainted with, but we surely became closer.

I loved the experience. I made a lot of new friends, enjoyed safety and learned several life experiences.

It was great. I wish I had gone for something other than choir music though because I felt I never learned in there like everyone else did in their Area Is.

It was overall amazing. As cliché as it sounds, I feel changed, more confident.

I have thoroughly enjoyed AGS. I love the atmosphere, the teachers, classes and seminars. This is a great program and I would highly recommend it to any junior.

It was a very eye-opening experience. I learned a lot and also things I didn’t know about myself. I loved it.

It was great! The programs here kept me engaged and developed me and my abilities.

AGS has been so amazing! I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

There is nowhere I would have rather been. However, it is what you make of it. I wish I could do it again with the knowledge of what I should do differently.

BEST EVER! I learned so much, met so many people, had so much fun, got away from demands of everyday life.

I will miss AGS so much! I really wish that it was six weeks long. The last day is going to be so sad, but I’ll never forget this place.

Fun but sometimes overwhelming.  I can't stand too many people screaming /yelling,especially at night.  I liked making new friends.

It was okay. Not all everyone said it would be, but I’m not disappointed. A lot of it was personal, this is not for the weak of heart! But I’m alive and well, so I guess it wasn’t too bad. I survived.

The time was very constructive. There was always something to do whether it was on the schedule or not.

A very good experience: created an environment that simulated open thinking and meaningful discussions and conversations.

AGS, as you know, cannot be described well enough in this tiny space. AGS was a wonderful and beautiful experience. It was challenging and an open and positive experience. Very, very pleased with the program!!

I’ll use it wisely.

It was one of the best experiences of my life. I will be sad when I leave. I can’t wait to come to the reunion next year! I love AGS!!

HAPPINESS  I want three more weeks here. It was a fantastic program. I want to come back.

A once in a lifetime, life changing experience that I wish would last longer.

It was the best thing I have experienced. AGS, oh AGS. A squirrel among acorns, you are the best. If ever I was to pass life’s test, question reality first at AGS.

I give it a 4 – If Area II hadn’t come to play it would havebeen a 5 – Music Area I = 5.

AMAZING! I wish it was for six weeks…this has been great, I’ve learned so much about myself and society as a whole.

This experience has forever changed me as a person and I hope that it can affect others like me.

There were some aspects I did not enjoy, but overall I enjoyed it.

Out of 10, it’s a 20!

I do not know where to begin. This has to have been the best experience I’ve ever had EVER. I’ve met so many eccentric  people and absorbed and learned so much. AGS has not forced any beliefs on me but made me realize who I really am.

I had an amazing experience! Wish it was still six weeks but I had fun all the same. Soooo glad I came. Thank  you AGS.

9.3223141592654 x  10 269/10   Clear enough?

I was a little bit disappointed because everyone that came back from AGS last year said it was such a life-changing experience, there is no better way to spend one’s summer, but honestly I don’t feel the same. Sure, I learned some cool things and I learned some stuff about myself, but overall my views and opinions nor (I think) my way of thinking has changed that much.

I loved every moment. AGS has been a life changing experience.

Time well spent.

Some good moments – quite a few bad moments.

It was phenomenal.

The biggest cult experience ever! – life changing.

WONDERFUL! I wish I could stay.


Freaking Awesome

I would say that this has been borderline life changing and completely wonderful.

Magical. I hate that I am leaving. I have learned more about myself than I have in the past 17 years.

Loved it! But, get more chemistry and biology for Natural Science. I’ve talked to tons of people and they came for chemistry and biology. Most want to be doctors, not physicists.

AGS has changed my life. I have met so many amazing people and the classes have changed the way I view the world. I love it here and wish I could stay longer.

I LOVED it here! This was the best experience of my life!! I really wish that AGS would have been the six week program! I would do this again in a heartbeat!

I enjoyed it thoroughly, though I am sad that I did not have more time here.

My overall experience was life-changing and I would no tchange any of it. I’m so thankful for all of the friendships I’ve made and teachers I’ve met.

A +  I’m glad – no,I’m grateful, appreciative, and extremely ecstatic that I was able to experience AGS. There is nothing else like it. Absolutely nothing can compare to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’m happy I can tell others I was part of AGS.

Very positive.


I really enjoyed it, I think four weeks is the right amount of time for this program.

Extremely effectively.

AGS was a great experience. I don’t know how I’ll go back to regular school.

I came here emotionally unstable. This experience was ablast, but I felt upset half the time.

It was awesome. Zero complaints.

I really enjoyed AGS but the RAs made the experience less enjoyable for me. I felt like they tried to find the wrong in us. It got annoying.

Loved it. I think I’m truly blessed to be one of Arkansas’ brightest to come here.

I don’t want to go home!

By far one of the greatest experiences of my life!

There aren’t enough positive adjectives to describe AGS…

Very beneficial, I enjoyed AGS thoroughly. It definitely changed  my outlook on some aspects within my life.

A wonderful experience. I feel bad for those who could not attend.

I loved it.


I really had a unique experience. AGS taught me how to think critically and use my talents.

Only one word can describe it – FANTASTIC!

This has been a great experience here. I can now go back home and view the world in a different way than I did before.

It was fun. I realized some things that I need to work on and get some things figured out.

On a scale of 1-100, I would give it an 8 billion.

My overall experience was incredible! I loved every minute of it.

One of the best experiences of my life.

My experience was extremely positive – I have enjoyed all of my Areas and the discussions during Areas II and III.

I had so much fun while I was here and wish it lastedlonger.

I enjoyed most of my time at AGS. I was homesick the first week, got the stomach virus during the third and did not get much sleep.However, I learned so much and got to meet new people.

AGS was wonderful! I was not intellectually challenged in Social Science as I would have hoped but everything else was extremely helpful.

INCREDIBLE!  Sorry,that’s the only word I've got.

AGS was a great experience. I’ve met new people. I’ve learned new things. I’ve gained new skills. I had a great time.

AGS was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. The atmosphere of this place was extremely intellectual.

Amazing, I learned so much about myself, others, about new ideas and expanding my mind.  I have so many great memories of AGS.

It was wonderful and perfect.

One of the best experiences of my life, I don’t want t oleave! I wish it was six weeks long.


My overall experience was great, and I don’t want to leave.

It was a productive and highly enjoyable experience.

It was okay. I’m more than ready to go home, and I’m not sad about doing it. Area I was frustrating and infuriating. Area II did nothing for me (I already think about things that way anyway), and I can’t really say much about what we did in Area III. We seemed to do so little. But it wasn’t an awful experience. I like the people…mostly. And I had fun being with them…mostly.

Mind-blowing, wonderful, amazing and the list can go on so I would like to say it.

My AGS experience was more than I ever thought it would be.It changed the way I think, it opened my mind, and developed my character.Thank you, AGS.


It was wonderful. I’ve learned so much, met so many awesome people, and had so much fun.

10+ out of 10  Very beneficial

It was the best thing AKA experience of my life. People were great, classes were great, it was all great. I could stay forever.

It is an experience like none other, if I could do it over again I would, hands down.

AGS is such an amazing experience! There were many opportunities and activities to partake. I really enjoyed AGS and will never forget it.

It was an amazing experience! I loved every moment.

One of the best experiences that I’ve ever had.

It was a great experience and I wish I could do it again.

Positive, expansive, and interesting.

Amazing! I’m so happy I had the opportunity to come here! I’ve made friends that will last a lifetime.

It was a great experience – balanced, eye opening, and fun.Curfews should’ve been later to allow more time to socialize.

AGS was life changing. I was really inspired by it and it helped define my opinions and ideas. I really loved it.

It was pretty good. Not necessarily life changing, but somewhat intriguing in that, it made me reassess a lot of my viewpoints and opinions.

I love AGS. It’s changed the way I see the world. I wish I could come back.

There are no words to express the love I feel for this place. One of the greatest experiences of my entire life.

It was very enjoyable. Eye-opening, social, different.

I don’t want to leave, ever!

It was a great experience to open up my mind. And I know I can never forget this life changing experience.

Amazing, loved every minute of it.

Loved it, I’m going to cry on Saturday.

I like it but not a lot.

Best experience I’ve ever had.

I loved AGS!!! The people, activities and RAs made everything amazing.

Excellent! There is such a positive change within myself and I got to meet amazing people.

It has been one of the best and most memorable experiences of my life.

I loved loved loved my experience at AGS. I wish it was 8 weeks long. I think it has made me a better and more outgoing person. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity!

It was a wonderful college little experience and it made me even more excited for college.

Beautiful! Amazing! Stupendous! Splendid! Lovely! Swell! Nifty! Great! Awesome! Fabulous! Cool! Full of Harmony! Life-Changing!

There are no words that could possibly describe my amazing experience.

It was wonderful. I feel like I know more about myself and the world. I see everything differently now. It truly was a life-changing experience.

It opened up a world of critical thinking that I will never get at my home school. Most of the material in Area I was new; I am happy about the exposure, meeting other students who have academic motivations similar to mine was pleasing, as well.

I had a lot of fun. All of the activities and lectures that were provided for us really  made my experience, as well as my math classes.

AGS was an awesome experience, one of the best I have ever had. I would not change this experience for anything. I really wish it were longer. I have had so much fun here. Gospel Choir is a big part of that. It was one of the best things here. It had a positive impact on my life.

I loved it here. AGS is amazing. The people are amazing and the food, too. It did wear me out but I still love it. The atmosphere is terrific at Hendrix.

love love love love love I have not only become more open-minded but I have met some great people and learned AWESOME things! This experience changed me for the better and the way I think and feel has been shaped by this awesome experience.

--loved it!

--wish it was six weeks

--met a lot of cool people

Life changing. I liked the diversity here, because I normally don’t get this diversity in my hometown.

5: very beneficial. I loved this experience and I am so sad it is almost over.

LOVED IT! If I could I wouldn’t leave. Don’t make me go!

It was wonderful despite the residence life. I was able to come out of my comfort zone and establish new relationships. I am very thankful for the experience.

For various reasons a 7/10. My mother, Betty Jo Brooks, attended the very first AGS then taught non-Euclidean geometry here for a few years, and based on her stories I must say, I expected more. I realize it’s no longer six weeks but I never sank my teeth into it as much as I would have liked – still unforgettable though!


--wish it was six weeks

--met a lot of cool people

I wish I had been able to see all the lectures. However, I am very satisfied and only wish the program was longer.

It was okay but not great. I think people would be more open if the program was six weeks but selected only 300-200 students instead of 400.

The overall experience was amazing. At first I was reall ynervous about coming here, but I am so happy that I did come. I met so many friendly people, learned new things, and experienced a new environment. I would recommend this to everybody. SO FUN!

Such a great experience. Being around kids who love learning like me was exciting. From my roommate to gospel choir and everything in betweenI had fun every time.

I had an excellent experience at AGS. From classroom discussions to after-class activities; from the speakers and seminars to the delicious cafeteria food. I wish I could experience this again.

This has probably been my best ever summer. I enjoyed meeting all of the new people, hearing about different opinions, seeing different area’s work, and attending my classes. It was an excellent experience and I would recommend anyone to come.

I loved it here and I don’t want to leave all of the amazing people that were here! I am definitely coming to the reunion next year!

AMAZING – Challenging. Awesome. Wonderful. Incredible. Wow.on a scale from 1-10: cool.

It was great! I’m not the most outgoing person, but I was still able to have friends and have fun. The classes were (mostly) interesting.The seminars were stimulating, and my RA was the best at AGS!

Very good.

It was awesome and life changing.

I loved it. Abstract thought. Built confidence.

I had a great time! I would do it in a heartbeat!


It was fun. I’d do it again for sure.

Very fun and enjoyable.

It was a great experience. It changed my life, I will never forget this. Learned how to step out of my comfort zone.

Absolutely amazing.

So so

Life changing

I enjoyed it, there was always something going on.

It was amazing! It’s the best “camp” experience I’ve ever had and I think it’s really given me a taste of college life.


I loved it!

*Great experience. So glad I was accepted.

Very interesting, I had to get of out of my comfort zone.


I had the time of my life.

Absolutely amazing. I wish it was longer.

Very enjoyable  -phenomenal. Wish it was six weeks.


How effectively did the Director (Lyle Rupert) promote a constructive environment at AGS?


Lyle Rupert is amazing. From the first day he let everyone know what to expect.

Lyle was very effective at promoting a constructive environment. Everything was well organized and his jokes were extremely amusing.

He did a wonderful job. He found ways to make AGS enjoyable while still learning. He also enjoyed getting to know all of the students,which I think was very important.

Lyle Rupert! (clap, clap, clap, clap). He was great. He is a good director, very relatable, and everyone felt like we knew him by the end.

Very well – everyone loved him!

LYLE RUPERT (clap, clap, clap, clap) ‘nuff said.

Very effectively.

Very very very well. Lyle, himself, is such a role model for the rest of AGS and everywhere he is there are his devoted AGS kids.

He was an awesome director and people person. His speaking skills were great which contributed to the overall environment of AGS.

All I can say is that Lyle Rupert is one of the greatest men I have ever met.

Lyle Rupert did an awesome job! He was a witty guy and I believe that he made everyone feel comfortable. Everything was organized and he did a fantastic job.

Lyle Rupert was great on and off stage. Whenever I had a question for him, he  helped me the best way he could. He is not one of those snooty authorities. He is very down to earth.

Lyle Rupert was great. He planned good activities, was organized and lots of fun.

He was great!!! He was always making sure that we would have as much fun as possible while still learning and growing.

He did amazing. Except for getting mad at things that weren’t a big deal.

Very, very, very, very, very, very. very, very, very, very,very, very, very, very. very, very effectively.

Very well. He was always positive, and he chose our activities well.

Lyle is awesome!

He was fantastic.

He did so good it’s silly. Lyle Rupert is one of the best directors I have ever had.

Lyle Rupert was awesome. He needs to stay AGS Director.

Lyle Rupert is great. He had no problem laughing at himself and having a good time, which in turn made us feel the same way.

Very well in my opinion.

Lyle Rupert is king.

He did a great job. His work gave everyone a great experience and couldn’t have been any better.

Very good, very comfortable.

I don’t know.

Very effectively, everything ran smoothly and was a lot of fun.

Lyle was amazing, the environment he created was safe and fun.

I think he definitely promoted a constructive environment.  Idon’t know how but he got everyone to see him as a legend and things ran really smoothly. Also I liked his lame jokes.

Lyle Rupert (heart)!

He is amazing. I am so glad he was the director because he is funny, personable, and a great leader.

Well, I guess he did a good job. I only spoke to him once and I assume he was more behind the scenes. AGS went well so he must have done a spiffy job.

Very well, although his jokes were slightly lame, it was good to hear him trying to be involved with the kids. He kept everything running smoothly while also giving the feeling that he was a great guy.

Lyle Rupert promoted the environment quite positively. He was the source of many enjoyable moments of laughter.

He really got everyone excited before the whole group events. Plus, he is the main person so this can happen every year, so he does alot of back stage work people don’t even realize.

Lyle Rupert was amazing. Everyone loved him! He jokes were extremely corny. lol  LYLE RUPERT!

Very effectively. We are all his fans now, of his name, his face, his dodge ball team, the song dedicated to him by the VZ boys and hisj okes. “Lyle Rupert (clap, clap, clap, clap).”

I am unaware of any positive or negative incidents involving the director, so I cannot comment.

Lyle Rupert did a moderately effective job of promoting a constructive environment at AGS. He was well-liked by most of the students and used his popularity to effectively promote events, activities and donations for things like the storm relief fund.

Lyle Rupert always seemed well prepared and organized. He created a very structured environment while keeping it relaxed and light-hearted, and all the students loved him.

Lyle Rupert – he was amazing and did a fantastic job. I just wish we could have had a little more freedom to allow us to experience this in a more college type way with our phones, freedom to leave campus if we check ourselves out, and better food.

Very unique – it was awesome! I VZ (heart) Lyle!

Lyle Rupert is the best around. Nothing’s gonna ever keep him down.

Fairly well.

Well, I do think he should keep his day job.

He was fun and connected with the students.

Very well!  He was extremely encouraging and was always involved in our performances and activities.

He did a great job of creating an environment set towards discussion and productivity. He made activities clear and the goals reachable.

Very well! All the kids loved him. He was excellent, nice and organized.

Lyle is just awesome.He was kind of unifying influence on us, keeping us in line yet completely entertained.

He was very nice and modest. Maybe talk to students individually more at meals or outside of events. LY-LE RU_PERT (claps).

Lyle Rupert is amazing. He made this experience wonderful,safe and exciting. I love how everything was organized. 

He did it very well and very diverse in what was being taught and the rules and punishments help people take it more seriously.

He’s my HERO.

Effectively (stop asking this question).

The schedules each week were easy to follow and he provided a constructive environment.

He did an extremely effective job. He was super organized and was always on top of things.

Lyle Rupert has his own song/chant so he did something right. But he was a great director.

*****Lyle was very hospitable and even seemed loving. He made the atmosphere at AGS seem very easy  and he made himself accessible.

Lyle Rupert did a great job. He always wore a smile and addressed what needed addressing. I’m also fond of the way he inspired an honor system the first day.

Very effectively, I never had any issues with Lyle Rupert.

Lyle Rupert was okay. I think he promoted a constructive environment. He just needs to make sure “everyone” enjoys the events and social events.

He was ok. I could have used less jean shorts though. Hehe

“His slide shows are filled with cute little squirrels.  His wife is an attractive girl. His name you asked it, Lyle Rupert.”  He was an amazing director and I would love to see him as director for many more years.

Lyle Rupert is constructive environment.

Lyle Rupert did a fantastic job of promoting a constructive environment at AGS. He’s such a cool, positive person and I think he’s the best director AGS could possibility have.

As anyone would be able to tell by the amount of cheering of his name at assemblies, Lyle Rupert was loved by us all. He was fun and kind and a good leader. He was able to keep things under control with a smile on his face.

Lyle Rupert was awesome even though he had lots of corny jokes. He would speak whenever he saw you and he was very understanding.

I’ve never had a more enjoyable experience, so therefore I can only attribute it to the man, the legend, Lyle Rupert.

Lyle Rupert did an outstanding job promoting a constructive environment at AGS and everything really worked. He is amazing!

I don’t know. I suppose he did a good job. All I really knowis that we’re obsessed with him. His job wasn’t something that was easily noticed.

Lyle was great and definitely helped contribute to the positive environment.

He did a great job. Everyone loves him.

Lyle Rupert was incredibly friendly which made me feel at ease here.

Very well. Everybody loved him and it went smoothly, no big problems.

It was very constructive and I enjoyed it.

Lyle was great. We all obviously loved him – hence the chanting.

He did a great job. Everything went well, even the unplanned situations. He did an amazing job.

The environment was fairly constructive.

Very effectively. All of our activities were fun, useful, and well planned. Go Lyle Rupert!

I did not see much of Lyle Rupert, so I don’t know if he “promoted a constructive environmentat AGS”. But I do know he was very nice and a great sport!

Lyle did an exceptional job of running the program for us;  I think his reputation spoke for itself.

The man, the legend, Lyle Rupert was wonderful. I knew the rules, I knew potential punishments, and I didn’t break any. He conveyed that this is both a learning environment and a place to have fun and build friendships, and I greatly looked forward to learning from him every day. Great man, great program, we love Lyle.

Extremely well.

OMG it was the greatest educational experience I’ve had.Learning just for the sake of learning was great. Everything about the experience was constructive to learning.

Terrific! I would do it all over again if I could and I wish it was six weeks instead of four weeks.

He had the help of everyone at AGS. Without people cheering it would be as effective.

I think it is obvious what the answer it. I don’t think AGS could have a better Director.

It was very organized.

Lyle definitely  promoted AGS in a very good manner. He always tried to make the experience the very best for us and it is truly appreciated.I loved the AGS program and have already begun to recommended it to underclassman.*clap, clap, clap, clap, Lyle Rupert!

I felt he was very involved in AGS, unlike most directors who you only see at important events.

Lyle Rupert always made sure everyone was safe and comfortable at AGS with his  humor and communication.

He was…I loved him. He was funny but at the same time he enforced rules, and “laid down the law”. He was GREAT!

It was great. One a scale of 1 to 10. it would be  2011.

Mr. Rupert was amazing and very interactive with the students.

I didn’t see much direct impact from Mr. Rupert from my perspective.

Very! Lyle Rupert was awesome, and I don’t feel bashed or indoctrinated. Everyone loves him – listen to them sing and chant.

He was a great pep-talker and made all the group meetings fun.

He is an effective, rebel rouser and his enthusiasm is a tool for him to encourage remaining active and attending events.

Very effectively.

He did very well as director. With all the activities chosen it exercised our minds and skills.

Lyle Rupert was a celeb everyone liked him and he came to all the events which showed his dedication.

He did an amazing job. He created an environment where you could learn, have fun and just have the experience of a lifetime.

He was fantastic! I liked him from the beginning. He was very warm and welcoming and gave AGS an even more positive aspect of the experience.

The director effectively promoted a constructive environment, his humor is world class, and went along with the minor obsession of students well.

Very well. Lyle obviously cares a lot about this program and its students.


His organ music is so magic; his fashion sense we do not question, because, did I mention, he’s Lyle Rupert.    

Lyle Rupert promoted a “constructive environment” in every possible way that a person in the entire universe could possibly imagine.

Woot! Lyle Rupert is AMAZING!

Amazing! We love Lyle Rupert.

Effectively enough to where we have t-shirts and a chant for him, plus the blank cards in “Apples-to-Apples” have to do with him (did I mention he has a song to his name?)

Lyle Rupert Lyle Rupert Lyle Rupert Lyle Rupert Lyle RupertLyle Rupert Lyle Rupert Lyle Rupert Lyle Rupert Lyle Rupert  I love Lyle Rupert.

Extremely effectively, he did a great job.

Great. “Lyle Rupert, Lyle Rupert, Lyle Ruuuupert”

The Director promoted a constructive environment very effectively.

Lyle Rupert was a hoss because he just is. He always made me personally feel like I could be a better person.

Very well. I enjoyed his involvement and interaction with the students.

Lyle! Hooray!

Lyle did a fantastic job. He was always friendly and openand he constantly promoted learning as much as possible.

I believe Lyle Rupert did an excellent job with what he had in order to promote a constructive environment at AGS!

Lyle seemed to care so much about our AGS experience which made me make the best of every opportunity. Also, even when things went wrong,he handled things super professionally.

Lyle did a great job in promoting a constructive environment.  

Lyle Rupert was always there for group events and he was there to help us in our learning experience and bring us closer as a group. He definitely promoted a constructive environment here at AGS.

Lyle Rupert made the environment wonderful! He was a positive asset and tried to make AGS a great experience for everyone.

Lyle Rupert is the definition of a constructive environment.

Very effectively. He made me feel welcome and comfortable to be myself at AGS. He is a beautiful man and he let us use his name for the dodge ball team. Very cool.

Lyle Rupert has turned AGS into an ideal place to live, work and play.

He was amazing! He helped make AGS a wonderful experience.

Oh, well through his amazing wardrobe choices, organ playing and fabulous jokes!

Lyle Rupert promoted a strong, fun, yet orderly environmentat AGS.

Though many AGS puns and cheers focused on him, he was avery good sport and still kept his authority. He encouraged us to have the best time while still conveying the importance of following rules.

Very well.

He did a great job! He’s a really neat guy that obviously wants the best for us.

A great leader – I love to call him…captain.

It was all but perfect.

He was very good about what he does and made it fun for everybody while being constructive.

Lyle is AWESOME! He did great.

Very effectively! He stressed safety and closeness of a family environment.

Very well.

I love Lyle Rupert. He allowed fun and gave everyone something to look forward to.

Kind, friendly, and eager to please; he seemed like a great guy, and he runs everything very well.

He did okay.

Lyle Rupert is the best. He made AGS really enjoyable.

Without Lyle Rupert, AGS 2011 would not have been the same…not a better man for the job.

He is a great guy who really cares about his program.

He did a very good job. He is Lyle Rupert after all.

Lyle Rupert did such a good job, I helped write a song for him.

He constructed the environment the best way anyone could control a room of 400 teenagers.

He was extremely effective.

Quite effectively, although I don’t understand why there were so many required social events. Those didn’t seem to really serve any particular purpose.

Very effectively. Lyle Rupert was more than successful at coordinating AGS and keeping us informed.

Very well. I believe that the whole of AGS was logistically fine.

Are you kidding? Everyone LOVES LYLE. We have dodge ballteams, chants, and full songs for him. He is so awesome.

Very effectively! (Lyle is a very humble man, but he knows how much we love him.)

Lyle Rupert did an excellent job with the AGS environment.

Lyle Rupert is amazing! I really enjoyed AGS and I am so glad I got to have this experience.

He connected everyone through humor and inspiration. I feel like he has a friendly vibe that made everyone realize we are all the same.

Lyle Rupert did a wonderful job here at AGS.

He did a very good job. He was able to interact in a fun way with students without making the environment hard to learn in.

Very well. Everyone loved him.

Very effectively. Lyle Rupert helped me be excited for everything that happened at AGS.

Lyle Rupert promoted a very constructive environment at AGS.

He did wonderful.

He da best, y’all.


Mr. Rupert did a good job of interacting with us over the four weeks.

Lyle is the greatest thing since the invention of the wheel.

Lyle Rupert is the man. I believe he did an amazing job!

Lyle Rupert is a Legend, the fact that he was able to organize this environment puts him on par with Gandhi in my book.

Lyle Rupert constructed a wonderful program this year. I’m so excited I was a part of it.

The program was fantastic! Lyle always had activities planned and I was never bored.

Lyle made it a very effective program and did the best he could to make it educational yet still amazingly fun.

He was very effective. We love Lyle!

He did a good job of letting us know what was going on and what activities were open to us.

Lyle Rupert did a great job of keeping everything running smoothly as well as planning great activities for us. North Pulaski loves  Lyle!!!

Is this even a question? Lyle Rupert for life.

We made a chant for him. He was obviously awesome.

Very effectively. He provided multiple numbers of seminars that allows us to experience different aspects of AGS and all the performances allowed us to showcase our talents.

Lyle Rupert did a very good, effective job at directing the program.

Very well,  he was efficient, friendly and fun.

Very well; I feel he hit the sweet spot between being involved too much and being involved too little.

He was amazing! That’s why he had such a following! From the first day his enthusiasm was great (and contagious). He did a wonderful job!

Awesome, really brought us AGS kids together.

Very effectively, he told us all the details we needed and made sure we were paying attention during the time.

Lyle Rupert became the person and thing that made all of us at AGS a community.

He’s the Director of AGS. He’s really smart and knows how to dress, his name, glad you asked is Lyle Rupert. His slideshows are full of cute little squirrels, his wife is an attractive girl, his name, oh name is Lyle Rupert. When four weeks are over and we say goodbye the only reason I would cry is him, the legend Lyle Rupert. As we get in our SUVs and drive away we cannot help but wish we could stay, because of him, the man Lyle Rupert (chorus) LyleRupert, Lyle Rupert, Lyle Rupert, Lyle Rupert, Lyle Ruuuuuupert,

He was fantastic! He made everything sound so fun and exciting that I had problems choosing what to go to.

Lyle Rupert,  “clap,clap, clap, clap, clap!” I love Lyle!

Lyle Rupert was fantastic as director, he was very respectful and fun to be around at all times. Made everyone feel confortable to be here.

He’s the bee’s knees.

Lyle Rupert…how to sum it up in so little space. Lyle Rupert did an amazing job coordinating the program.

Great…4:10’s and 6:10’s were perfect.

Like a boss. Lyle Rupert was one of the safe unifying units here at AGS. Bless his soul.

Really well. (I know that’s a really short answer but it’sas simple as that.)

Very effectively! We love Lyle!!! and his wife is very wise!

He did well, I had little interaction with him, but I’m sure he was a guiding hand, if you will.

Very effectively. I have no complaints.

He made sure everything made sense and he put spirit into everything.

Lyle Rupert, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap. He was awesome.‘Nuff said.

Ly-le Rupert! *clap, clap, clap, clap, clap*

Ly-le Rupert! *clap, clap, clap, clap, clap*

He was that effective.

Lyle is a very personable man, but he made it very clear the destruction of campus property was not tolerated.

He was awesome. I love his enthusiasm for this program. It gets the students excited.

He did a really good job. Everything felt safe and fun.

He always had a positive attitude and encouraged us to become very involved.

I loved AGS! He did really well at prompting us to expand our comfort zone.

Lyle Rupert is a BEAST AGS DIRECTOR!!!!! I love Lyle!  (nuff said)

Entertaining, firm but nice. He did a great job.

Mr. Rupert was a humorous guy! He made the environment at AGS more enjoyable.

It definitely happened at AGS. AGS is amazing and I would do it a million times over. He really interacted with the students and made sure we had a great time.

It was really well planned, although there were some mishaps that caused the environment to seem quite inconvenient.

He did a very great job. He was very friendly, and I felt very safe.

Lyle Rupert was excellent! He always had a positive attitude and was excited at what was happening at AGS.

He did a great job. There was always something interesting to do.

Lyle Rupert did a fantastic job! He was enthusiastic and cared so much for every student. He created a wonderful and enjoyable environment!

Don’t know him well personally, but could see he was very interactive with the students. Especially loved the Lyle Rupert chant and twist on songs.

I rarely saw Lyle except at required events, but because AGS had a constructive environment, I assume it was because he did an effective job.

--The cult of AGS that everyone talks about

--Overall a great guy

--Fantastic job.

He lightened the mood with a compliment (that’s a good thing) to make the students have a better grasp at our wrongdoings.

I think this is the most constructive environment I have ever been in.

Very effectively. He made me feel like I could open  up here. I felt at home, had fun, and made amazing friends as I grew.

He certainly pumped us up. I admit, it would have been much harder to jump in feet first had he been any less enthusiastic.

Awesomely! He explained the rules well and stuck with them.

He encouraged everyone in an inspirational way.

Lyle Rupert…What can I say? The guy is amazing. He really grabbled my attention and my anticipation grew more after his many speeches and prompts.

Lyle Rupert is amazing! He is such a genuinely nice man who obviously loves AGS and the students. Live long Lyle Rupert.

Lyle was the best part of AGS. He did his job quiteeffectively.

Very well! Not having the cell phone was a good thing and we really formed a good community.

Very effectively. The environment provided thought provoking situations, along with situations where you could get involved with other students.

Lyle Rupert effectively promoted a constructive environment.He had a positive attitude, reached out to students, and was approachable.

He was awesome!! Best guy ever. I love you Lyle.

He did it well, although the dorm rivalries were strange and really should not have been there. Honestly, if we had not been separated by dorms during required seating, al lot of the rivalries would end.

Without a doubt he is a great man. He inspired loads ofcreativity. (Lyle Rupert song.)

Lyle Rupert is a god.

Extremely effectively. I can’t imagine AGS being directed b yanyone else. His excellence can be seen by the way the students loved him. I love Lyle Rupert.

I LOVE LYLE RUPERT. He did awesome. He laid down the law, but he was still so friendly to everyone. His jokes are funny and awesome. He obviously loves he environment here. (Ex. Squirrels.)

Well. We created a song for him and chant so I think that proves that we all love the guy.

Very effectively. He did a good job!

***** I love you Lyle!! You are the constructive environment. It would not even be half as good without you, you brought all the kids together and that helps so much. Couldn’t have been better.

As far as I know, he did a fine job. He was always interactive with the students while also being stern.

Very effectively: His opening speech accurately portrayed AGS values and ideas. His attitude throughout the program was constructive and encouraging.

Lyle created a positive environment. He  seemed actively involved and excited about AGS from the beginning. I think he was wonderful. It really made an impact that he was so involved.

I think he is the legend, the squirrel, the awesome, sexy ,beast guy ever!

Lyle Rupert is amazing! He is always so enthusiastic all the time! He is the man, the legend, he’s Lyle Rupert!

I’ve no idea what all Mr. Rupert did, but I love the AGS environment, very positive.

He promoted AGS very well, and it lived up to what he had to say about it.

He made AGS! Lyle Ru pert!

VERY  I love Lyle Rupert!

He was excellent at providing a constructive environment. He was an excellent director and I hope he stays.

Lyle Rupert provided a fun and educational environment. He is a really cool guy.

Enough to write a song about him.

Lyle Rupert, the man, the legend!! What else is there to say! He was AWESOME!! Style cracks me up in a good way and he truly loves and cares about the kids!! I give my upmost respect to him.

He was friendly and professional at the same time.

Have you seen the VS Boiz?! (Go to the AGS 2011 Facebookpage.) Enough said!


I never got to meet Lyle personally, but he seemed always on top of things and ready for us to learn. He promoted a constructive learning environment very effectively.

Lyle Rupert did an awesome job of encouraging us to get the most out of AGS.

T.C. Elliott>Lyle Rupert>Joe Guy> and everyon eelse.

He did a great job, I was proud to have him as director.

He’s a legend.

So effective. He was so interested in our having an amazingtime – very passionate about the students.


Very well. Though his jokes were a little off. He did an amazing job at making this the best four weeks of my life. LYLE!

He promoted a constructive environment very well. I enjoyed this.

Lyle Rupert promoted a constructive environment like a boss! He was respectful while still commanding respect.

Amazing! Lyle Rupert was awesome!

Lyle Rupert is super amazing. He is a beautiful man and I’m glad he is our Director!!

I loved Lyle! He was super nice and entertaining! I looked forward to seeing him everyday!

Very well, he promoted a lively atmosphere and encouraged u sto explore the seminars and classes.

He was biased towards things or it seemed so. Also population wise it would have been better if there was diversity in schools instead of having a very large number from one school and only one from some.

Lyle Rupert was very effective! I believe it’s safe to say that everyone loved him.

Very well. Mr. Rupert is easy to respect as an authority but as a good friend as well.

Eh. The technology bans/constant supervision were extremely limiting.

He did very well and was helpful to all who came.

Lyle Rupert is a great director, every student here loved him and he made this environment so fun, while still being educational and learning as much as we can.

Very effectively, everyone loves Lyle and all his jokes!


Lyle was cool. I feel as though he over reacted when we threw T.C. in the fountain.

From day one, he made it clear that a constructive environment was his goal and he fought for it.

He did ok. He tried to make everything fun and I salute him for it.

Very well. In class, we were encouraged to share and grow together and things like the inter-dorm competition really helped us socially.

I have so much respect for Lyle Rupert. He is a great guy –fun, respectful, interesting.

He did this very effectively. I love the environment of AGS! I loved the experience.

He was refreshingly wonderful.



He composed a friendly atmosphere within AGS. I loved the constructive environment that AGS has provided.


Freaking crazy – amazing


Very effectively. He promoted learning and fun (cliché, but true).

Lyle was fun but kept control. I feel like he contributed greatly to the formation of a  constructive community at AGS.

Greatly. I loved how he would put his sense of humor in everything. He really helped me adjust to AGS from the very first day.

We knew that he was in charge, but he was approachable and pretty laid back seemingly which was relaxing and made the atmosphere more comfortable.

I feel like he did a fantastic job promoting a grea tenvironment for AGS students.

Everyone loves Lyle Rupert.

Mr. Rupert did a fantastic job at creating a comfortable and constructive environment.

Very well – he kept us entertained but he was still able to be serious about everything, overall he was an A M A Z I N G director.

I thought Lyle Rupert did a great job. He was always ver ypositive and easy going, but was still an authority figure.

Lyle Rupert was amazing! He promoted himself in a way that made him very relatable and he knew how to interact with his students.

He was amazing.

Lyle Rupert did a great job. He gets along with us very wel lbut still isn’t afraid to lay down the law.

Lyle Rupert is the coolest – he promoted the bes tenvironment possible for AGS.

He enforced rules as well as made us feel very comfortable.Lyle made the balance between friend and role enforcer easy.

Lyle Rupert is hilarious and wonderful!

With perfect accuracy, sharp outfits and excellent jokes. We love Lyle.

Obviously, “the man, the legend”, was very loved and did an effective job of promoting a constructive “Lyle Rupert” environment.

Mr. Rupert was a great director. He was a great coordinator for the programs and made us experience many different things.

He did a good job. I love the environment here.

Lyle Rupert did a fantastic job. He was happy and jolly and funny and did his best to keep us enthused and working to stay at AGS.

He did an effective job. I had fun in this environment. He gave us new ideas and new thoughts.

Lyle was always kind and made AGS a wonderful learning experience, while keeping a great mix of seriousness and fun.

He made it fun to be here. He was always on top of things trying to give us the best experience we could have.

He was wonderful! He let us have fun and helped ensure we learned and got the most out of AGS.

He was GREAT, I thought he was funny.

He did good…I love his jokes.

Very open-minded, made the AGS environment safe and fun,very enjoyable.

He promoted a constructive environment very well. You could say we all really praised Lyle’s presence.

He saw that we had fun and acted as we should throughout the entire four weeks.

He was great! Best director ever!

The intellectual superiority of this man is simply orgasmic.I cannot write enough about the cognitive arousal this man initiates.

We made a song for Lyle Rupert, nuff said.

Everyone loves Lyle! And the overall experience was both positive and constructive. Lyle Rupert dun dun dun dun dum

Very effective. He made us feel welcomed and encouraged us to go to the 4:10s and 6:10s and to step out of our comfort zone.

He was highly effective because he managed to commandrespect while also maintaining an air of friendliness.

I do not know what he did aside from addressing the group before required events,which I was entirely neutral to.

Lyle Rupert, Lyle Ruupert, Lyle Ruupert

Lyle Rupert didn’t make the AGS experience for me – my instructors and RAs did. I like Lyle Rupert though. He was always very cheerful, which I admire.

Lyle Rupert is love.

Very effectively. I think he is attractive. L Y L E  R U P E R T – clap clap clap clap clap

He was amazing and everyone wants to move in with him.

Lyle Rupert was a great director. He made the experience fun and engaging. I will never forget him because he is the best Lyle Rupert I’ve ever met.

He was very effective in promoting a constructive environment at AGS.


I have no idea what he does (did) but I thought the way he and others promoted a fraternity/sorority type rivalry was obnoxious and not constructive at all.

He was super effective.

Lyle Rupert provided a great environment with lots to see and do.

There was just enough freedom and limitations to have a great time.

Very very well

He did a great job of creating a constructive environment ever. When he had to tell us about something negative or to stop doing something, he did respectfully and in a way that made you want to listen and stop doing that.

He did okay. I didn’t really know, but he did get cheered for.

Very well – we all felt very comfortable and at home during our time at AGS.

He did a stupendous job. I could tell he really wanted us to have fun and enjoy our stay here. He made being here really easy.

Very well.

His positive attitude allowed for a fairly effective promotion of the constructive environment of AGS.

Lyle Rupert was an awesome director! He made AGS a wonderfu lexperience for me and was always on top of everything.

Lyle was very effective in promoting a constructive environment. He made the students feel like equals to an authority figure. He always wanted us to try new things and build a community.

He is an excellent director. He tends to our needs and provide sus with all the necessities. He is a good man, and I think the most perfect person for this position.

I LOVE LYLE RUPERT!!! He is so enthusiastic and he even looks like a camp director! I think we are all so fond of him because he truly tries to make a connection with all of us.

He was cool, friendly, fun.

Very effectively. Lyle Rupert was a great leader.

He worked well with the kids, he was friendly, he organized  everything well.

Very well. He was very nice and always stayed positive.

We chanted about him a lot. So I guess he promoted unity in the AGS community.

Very well. He always dwelled upon the positive things we had done. He controlled 400 17 year olds with a gentle guiding hand. Kudos to him.

Everyone loves Lyle. And it’s because you can see how much of himself he throws into this program. Thank you, Lyle for promoting the most constructive  and open environment possible.

Very well. He made the entire experience better in some way.

He did a really good job. He always tried to make the environment relaxed and fun.

Lyle Rupert promoted a great environment at AGS and without his organization none of it would have been possible.

He was very effective during AGS! I’m pretty sure everyone loved him.

Very effectively. He joked with the kids but got down to business when it was time to work.

Very effectively. We cheered every time he showed up onstage and had a dress-like-Lyle day. There’s not much else to say.

He was wonderful!

He was amazing! He was able to get many kids into everything.

Very effectively! He’s awesome!

Very well. He rocks.

Very effectively, every time he spoke he reinforced it.


Very well, no less can be expected from the legend himself.

He was awesome. Thank you Lyle!!

Amazing. The best father I ever had.

Pretty well, I guess. I really only saw him during speakers or required events – this seemed nice though.

Very effectively. He was nice and funny, but made sure to get the job done.

Lyle Rupert did a great job promoting a constructive environment at AGS!!

Lyle Rupert clap clap clap clap clap – I LOVE LYLE RUPERT.

I enjoyed him because he did a good job in making my experience great!


I was very pleased with this program and the environment in which we lived for the past four weeks.

Lyle Rupert effectively promoted a constructive environment at AGS and did so very well (w/ his witty jokes and squirrel slide shows).

He did such a great job. I really liked him running things and I rarely had complaints and if I did they were out of his control (weather for example).

Oh Lyle Rupert, everyone loved him. He made the AGS experience so much fun. He is very funny and full of energy. Good job, LyleRupert.

Lyle Rupert offered a very constructive environment. He offered countless seminars and kept the environment light while still educational.

I didn’t really talk to him, but he seems to be a cool guy,even if his jokes are kind of cheesy. Everyone is obsessed with him, so I suppose he did a great job at fostering a good environment at AGS!