Faiz Saulat from Richmond Hill High School has been selected as a finalist for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program in the area of social studies.
The program 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.
Nearly 3,000 students from across the state were interviewed and auditioned during three weekends in January and February, and from those nominees 690 finalists were 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.
Students will arrive on the campus of VSU on Sunday, June 23. For four weeks, students will spend the morning in their major area of nomination. During afternoons, students choose one of the other areas in which to study. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts and performances.
“GHP is such a competitive program that even being nominated is an accomplishment. I congratulate Faiz and look forward to meeting him and his parents in June,” GHP Director Dale Lyles said.
More information about GHP can be found at gadoe.org under the division of School Improvement.