Nineteen Effingham County students – 10 from South Effingham High School and nine from Effingham County High – have been nominated for the 2013 Governor’s Honors Program.
Governor’s Honors is a residential summer program, hosted by Valdosta State University, for gifted and talented high school rising juniors and seniors. Each student is nominated in a particular field of study.
Effingham County’s nominees along with nearly 3,000 others from across the state will be interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February. From those, as many as 690 finalists will be chosen to participate in the 2013 GHP.
This year’s Effingham County GHP nominees, and their fields of study, are:
Raquel Carpenter – Communicative Arts
Sriharshini Chitluri – Executive Management
John Cowart – Biology
Rajvi Dave – Social Studies
James Dyches – Agriscience/Biotechnology
Kathryn Miles – Music/Voice
Chandler Pate – Music/Voice
Casie Wilson – Communicative Arts
Timothy Wyman – Music/Voice
Liam Bendig – Communicative Arts
Ryan Burke – Communicative Arts
Kenerly Gordon – Biology
Adam King – Music/Woodwinds
Henry Miles – Music/Woodwinds
Dylan Moore – Music/Jazz
Hannah Osborne – Communicative Arts
Mallory Seney – Visual Arts
Alexander Trinh – Music/Brass
Kwan-In Tseng – Visual Arts
This summer will mark the 50th year of Georgia’s Governor’s Honors Program, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation. Students attend GHP at no cost, as the Georgia General Assembly fully funds the cost of tuition, room, board and instructional supplies.
For four weeks, the students spend the morning in their major area of nomination and the afternoon in one of the other areas of study. The evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts and performances.