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The brightest students from around the state are at Fairmont State University for the next few weeks for the Governor's Honors Academy.

Students attend two classes each day. The morning class is related to the student's primary area of interest, while the afternoon class is outside that area of interest.

The classes are designed to help the students achieve their potential by challenging them to think independently and creatively. Students did just that Wednesday afternoon with an exercise about the negative connotation behind their generation, the "Millennials," or "Generation Y."

"Our generation doesn't really have a good rep in society today. We're considered narcissistic, lazy, and we're trying to improve our self-image to the rest of the world and say, 'Hey, we're not that bad,'" said Evan hall, a high school senior.

"We try to stretch them a little bit so they can see there's more to the world yet that they've imagined," said Dr. Robert Baker, dean of the GHA.

The program wraps up July 19.