Governor’s Honors Program Announcement of 2019 Hall County School District Semifinalists
Hall County Schools is proud to announce that 29 Hall County School District students have been selected as Semifinalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.
The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Managed by the Governor’s Office for Student Achievement, it will take place this year at Berry College in Rome, Ga. The 2019 program will be the 56th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.
Public and private high schools across the state nominated over 3,200 students who represent the “best of the best” in eleven areas of study: Agricultural Science, Communicative Arts, Dance, Engineering, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts and World Languages. Of these, less than 1700 were selected as Semifinalists and will be interviewed and auditioned on February 23. Approximately 650 Finalists – one-fourth of 1% of eligible sophomores and juniors in the state — will be chosen to participate in the 2019 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 high school classroom. In the afternoons, students choose one of the other areas in which to study. The curriculum in all the areas is challenging and engaging. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts and performances.
Dr. Sally Krisel, Hall County’s Director of Innovative and Advanced Programs, said, “GHP is such a prestigious program that even being nominated at the school level is a tremendous accomplishment. I congratulate all of the outstanding students who were nominated. I know these 29 Semifinalists will represent the district well at the statewide interviews.”
Please see the list of Hall County’s 2019 GHP Semifinalists on the following page.
Hall County School District’s Semifinalists for the 2019 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program are:
|Student Name:||Nomination Area:||School:|
|Cindy Aguilar||World Languages – Spanish||Johnson High School|
|Ashley Alcantar Magana||World Languages – Spanish||West Hall High School|
|Caroline Barber||Music Voice: Treble||Chestatee High School|
|Cole Bisson||Computer and Software Engineering||North Hall High School|
|Alejandro Campo||Science – Biology||Flowery Branch High|
|Kimmi Dulaney||Visual Arts||Flowery Branch High|
|Lydia Ebbs||Social Studies||Johnson High School|
|Colby Eskew||Mathematics||Flowery Branch High|
|Jackson Farris||Social Studies||Chestatee High School|
|Anna Frazier||Mathematics||North Hall High School|
|Donald Grimsley||Science – Biology||Chestatee High School|
|Cassidy Hartog||World Languages – Spanish||Chestatee High School|
|Matthew Hawn||Mathematics||North Hall High School|
|Madisen Hewell||Music Voice: Treble||East Hall High School|
|John Hill||Engineering – Mechanical Design||Flowery Branch High|
|Fernando Leon Arroyo||Visual Arts||Johnson High School|
|Arsha Moorthy||Science – Biology||Flowery Branch High|
|Thomas Pharr||Communicative Arts||North Hall High School|
|Garrett Plumlee||Engineering – Mechanical Design||Flowery Branch High|
|Isaiah Prather||Science – Biology||West Hall High School|
|Robert Pundt||Visual Arts||North Hall High School|
|Christian Santiago||Mathematics||Cherokee Bluff High School|
|Justin Scroggs||World Languages – Spanish||West Hall High School|
|Camryn Spence||Communicative Arts||Chestatee High School|
|Reagan Townley||Social Studies||North Hall High School|
|Joshua Turner||Engineering – Mechanical Design||Flowery Branch High|
|Matthew Waller||Social Studies||Flowery Branch High|
|Abigail Wilhite||Mathematics||Johnson High School|
|David Woodard||Science – Physics||Chestatee High School|