Schools recognize finalists for Governor's Honors
From Staff Reports
The Coweta County School System honored its Governor’s Honors finalists at the Board of Education’s June 12 meeting.
The students were chosen from an initial pool of nearly 3,000 nominees and will begin the four-week program at Valdosta State University later month. Governor’s Honors is an annual program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students with challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year.
Coweta’s GHP finalists include Anais Felix of Newnan High School, selected in Chemistry, and Joshua Vorderlandwehr of Central Educational Center and Northgate High School, selected in Architectural Design.
East Coweta High School’s GHP delegates are Alexa Carleo, selected in Communicative Arts; Jordan Collis, selected in Spanish; Alison Dees, selected in Theatre Performance; Scarlett Holt, selected in Visual Arts; and Saeyum Lee, selected in Biology.
Northgate High School’s GHP delegates are Nathan Hoffman, selected in Social Studies; Rees Horton and Melissa Wright, selected in Communicative Arts; and John Woody, selected in Music/Woodwinds – Flute.
Rounding out an even dozen local students accepted into the GHP program was Grant NeSmith, a student at The Heritage School, who was selected in Communicative Arts.
“Coweta County always has a good showing” when it comes to Georgia Honor’s program attendance because of the quality of the student applicants, GHP Director Dale Lyles said.
The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a six-week summer residential instructional program for intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students. Sophomores and juniors in public, private, and home schools are eligible to be nominated in one of twenty areas. Courses are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners.
During the four weeks of the program, students spend the mornings in their major area of nomination, exploring topics not usually found in the regular high school classroom. During the afternoons, students choose one of the other areas in which to study. The curriculum in all the areas is challenging and engaging. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts, and performances.
The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program is fully-funded by the Georgia General Assembly, and operates at no cost to participants. The 2012 program will be held from June 24 to July 21.