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Schools tap students for Ga. Governors Honors Program
Seven head to interviews for gifted summer education
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Bryan County Public Schools has nominated seven students to the state level interviews for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.
Bryan County Public School’s nominees for the 2013 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program are Justin Faircloth (Communicative Arts), Amber Patterson (Communicative Arts), Sarah Barry (Music/Voice-Soprano), James Gormley (Social Studies), Faiz Saulet (Social Studies), Zachariah Humrich (Social Studies) and Prabhjot Minhas (Social Studies).

The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors.

A function of the Georgia Department of Education, it takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The 2013 program will be the 50th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.

“GHP is such a competitive program that even being nominated is an accomplishment,” said GHP Director Dale Lyles. “I congratulate the students of Bryan County Public Schools and look forward to meeting them and their parents at the interviews.”

More than 2,900 students from across the state will be interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February, and from those nominees up to 690 finalists will be chosen to participate in the 2013 program.

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

During the four weeks of the program, students 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 of the other areas in which to study. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts and performances.

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