Students are selected for Governor’s Honors
Three students are selected for Governor’s Honors
Posted on 03/31/2011

Three Floyd County high school students have been selected to participate in the 2011 Governor's Honors Program. Katherine Clonts, a junior at Armuchee High, Brad Freeman, a junior at Coosa High and Conner Livingston, a junior at Model High, have been selected as finalists and will participate in the four-week summer instructional program. The Governor’s Honors Program is 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.

Kathrine Clonts was selected in the area of communicative arts, Brad Freeman was selected in the area of communicative arts and Conner Livingston was selected in the area of physics. Governor’s Honors will be held on the campus of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia this summer. 

Rising juniors and seniors in Georgia public and private high schools are eligible to be nominated by their teachers to participate in the program. Transcripts of grades and records, nomination forms, endorsements and other pertinent information are submitted to substantiate the nominations and the students must interview with a local screening committee. Local nominees are then sent to statewide screening interviews/auditions. The written evidence and data gathered in the student interview/audition are used to rank nominees and select finalists. The number of students selected in each instructional area is determined by the ratio of applicants in that area to the total number of applications received. 

The programs activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. Major instructional areas are communicative arts (English), foreign languages, mathematics, science, social studies, visual art, theatre, music, dance, design, technology, and executive management. Instruction is also provided in four support areas -- computers, counseling, library/media, and physical fitness. 

Students also select a minor area outside their major area of study. These include all the major instructional areas as well as additional offerings which reflect the interests and abilities of the instructional staff. All performing groups are open to the entire student body. Orchestra, band, chorus, theatre and theatre productions include representatives from all major areas.