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Students to Attend Governor's Honors Program
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
GHP 2017
GHP 2017

Thirteen students from schools in Douglas County were selected to attend the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) this summer. The students were selected after a rigorous application and interview process.

The experience will begin June 18, 2017, at Berry College in Rome, GA. GHP is a four week residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be juniors and seniors in high school in August. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from typical high school classrooms and is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. The state of Georgia covers the cost of the program for all participants. For many students, the experience at GHP is uniquely positive and often life changing.

Pictured are 11 of the 13 students who were selected for GHP. Their school and the field they will study at GHP are listed below.

Sitting, L to R: Destiny Felder, New Manchester High School, Dance; Desiree Barnett, Chapel Hill High School, Visual Arts; Devon Boatright, Douglas County High School, Mathematics; Jennifer Liu, Douglas County High School, Mathematics

Standing, L to R: Aldo Barriente, Douglas County High School, Communicative Arts; Madalin How, Douglas County High School, Social Studies; John Buterbaugh, Douglas County High School, Social Studies; Colby Davis, Alexander High School, Vocal Music; Patrick Spoor, Douglas County High School, Mathematics; Avery Timmons, Alexander High School, Science; Christiana Pittman, Douglas County High School, Spanish

Not pictured: Tyler Lewis, New Manchester High School, Vocal Music; Sierra McIntosh, Douglas County High School, Dance