Students Named To Governor’s Honors

The Cobb County School District has the highest number of Governor’s Honors Program student finalists in the state. Ninety-seven students from 15 Cobb County High Schools have been selected by the state to participate in the 2015 Governor’s Honors Program.

Pebblebrook High School has 10 finalists, including:

Margaret Arnold, Dance; Margaret McCown, Dance; Laura Floyd, Music Voice: Alto; Abigail Menear, Music Voice: Alto; Morgan Brady, Music Voice: Soprano; Austin Ford, Music Voice: Tenor; Ryan Wolpert, Music Voice: Tenor; GraceAnn Brooks, Theatre; Erika Geiger, Theatre; Bailey Jordan, Theatre.

Campbell High School has 12 finalists, including:

Rishabh Nagpal, Communicative Arts; Andrew Smith, Social Studies; Caragan Thiel, Social Studies; Nicholas Sinclair, Visual Arts; Stephanie Diaz, WL-French; Robert Johnson, WL-French; Patrick Aspinall, Theatre;  Joseph Swift; Theatre, Hannah Easley, Visual Arts; Leandra Wilder, Social Studies; Amira Williams, WL-Spanish; Kristine Park, Visual Arts.

For four weeks during the summer, this select group of students will participate in challenging and enriching educational experiences at Valdosta State University in Math, Communicative Arts, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, and Technology. Cobb’s list of student finalists offers 15 more finalists than last year, and 11 more finalists than any previous year.

More than 3,000 students statewide, representing 1 percent of all sophomores and juniors in public, private, and home schools, were nominated last fall. In January, the state selected some 2,000 semi-finalists who were then invited to attended state-level interviews in January and February where panels of judges determined the 679 finalists.

From the April 2015 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Austell, GA.