2015 Governor's Honors
Three selected for summer Governor's Honors program
Posted on 03/16/2015
Three students from Floyd County Schools have been selected to participate in the 2015 Governor's Honors program.  Marcus Wilder, a junior at Armuchee High; Sam Bryant, a sophomore at Model High; and Makayla Keasler, a junior also at Model High were selected for the four-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students with challenging and enriching educational opportunities not available during the regular school year.  Wilder was selected in science, Bryant in social studies and Keasler in the visual arts.  

In the Governor’s Honors Program, each applicant is required to go through an extensive selection process to be invited. Transcripts of grades and records, nomination forms, endorsements and other pertinent information about the applicants are submitted for review.  Students are also interviewed by a screening committee as a part of the selection process at the local level. The local nominees are then sent to statewide screening interviews and auditions. Thousands of students from across the state are interviewed and audition for the opportunity to be a part of Governor’s Honors each year.

The program’s 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 included in the program are: communicative arts (English), foreign languages, mathematics, science, social studies, visual art, theater, music, dance, design, technology, and executive management. Instruction is also provided in four support areas – computers, counseling, library/media, and physical fitness. 

For four weeks, students will spend the morning in their major area of nomination, exploring topics not usually found in the regular high school classroom. During the afternoons, students choose one additional area in which to study. The curriculum in all the areas is challenging and engaging. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts, and performances. 

Marcus Wilder, AHS                  Makayla Keasler, MHS             Sam Bryant, MHS