Governor's Honors

Eight Cowetans chosen for prestigious Georgia program

by Staff Reports

Eight Coweta County School System high school students have been chosen to participate in the prestigious Georgia Governor’s Honors Program this summer at Valdosta State University.

The students are:

• Mitchell Busby of Central Educational Center, Technology

• Josue Araya of East Coweta High School, Visual Arts

• Dakota Becker of East Coweta High School, Visual Arts

• Harrison Brown of Newnan High School, Music/Brass – Tuba

• Jeremy Messer of Newnan High School, Social Studies

• Sarah Robinson of Newnan High School, Music/Woodwinds – Bassoon

• Audrey Goodman of Northgate High School, Communicative Arts

• Amelia Merriman of Northgate High, Music/Woodwinds – Oboe

Governor’s Honors is a residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year.

Nearly 3,000 students from across the state were interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February, and from those nominees 690 finalists were chosen to participate in the 2013 program.

The program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly, so there is no charge for students to attend.

Coweta high schools nominated 47 students, who were honored by their high school principals and community dignitaries at a breakfast held at the Central Educational Center earlier this year.

GHP Director Dale Lyles said that “GHP is such a competitive program that even being nominated is an accomplishment,” said GHP Director Dale Lyles. “I congratulate the students of the Coweta County School System, and look forward to meeting them and their parents in June.”


More Education

Teacher in Focus: Dr. Clay Hildebrand

Dr. Clay Hildebrand teaches sixth grade math at Smokey Road Middle School. He has been teaching at Smokey Road for ten years. Why did you b ... Read More


JPES students get special look inside Narnia

Fourth and fifth graders at Jefferson Parkway Elementary School (JPES) recently had the chance to learn about a popular author through the s ... Read More


Teacher in Focus: Mary Amoson

Mary Amoson has been teaching for 10 years at Moreland Elementary School. Currently, she teaches kindergarten. Why did you become a teacher? ... Read More


Part 3

Coweta County Teacher of the Year finalists named

Coweta County TOTY finalists part 3 By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com Arnall Middle School Teacher of the Year Samantha Clark has been teach ... Read More


Annual Audit

School system lauded for financial reporting

The Coweta County School System received the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts’ “Award of Distinction for Excellent Fina ... Read More

Coweta 4-H’ers shine at junior and senior projects

Many fifth grade Cloverleaf 4H’ers worked throughout 2014 on project achievement, an opportunity for students to gain skills in public ... Read More