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Seven Floyd County students advance to state semifinals in the Governor’s Honors Program

 

Seven Floyd County students advance to state semifinals in the Governor’s Honors Program

Seven sophomores and juniors from Floyd County high schools have advanced to the semifinals in the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP). The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement indicated that approximately 2,700 students were nominated to the state level GHP competition and nearly 1,200 of them have been selected as semifinalists for state interviews/auditions. All semifinalists’ interviews except Percussion, Piano, Visual Arts, and Theatre will be conducted virtually on February 27, 2021.

Percussion, Piano, Visual Arts, and Theatre will be held onsite at Berry College on March 6, 2021.  Additional information will be forthcoming in the next few days. Finalists and alternates will be notified March 26, 2021. 

Please congratulate these individuals and wish them well as they prepare for state interviews:

Armuchee High School
Aidan Mowery, sophomore, Social Studies
David Lane, sophomore, Mathematics 

Coosa High School
Heleen Akrayee, sophomore, Science- Chemistry
Zachary Wright, sophomore, Music- Voice: Bass 

Model High School
Luke Naddy, junior, Agricultural Research, Biotechnology, and Science
Terry Lynn, junior, Dance 

Pepperell High School
Ashton Vincent, junior, Agricultural Research, Biotechnology, and Science

The Georgia GHP is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and that is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. Governor’s Honors will take place on the campus of Berry College for the fifth time this summer. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic several scheduled events may be changed and/or rescheduled.