Students Named To Governor’s Honors

Students From Campbell and Pebblebrook High School were named finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honor Program. For four weeks this summer, these students will participate in challenging and enriching educational opportunities on a college campus.

The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, 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 (VSU). The 2012 program will be the 49th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.

More than 2900 students from across the state were interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February, and from those nominees 690 finalists were chosen to participate in the 2012 program. Since the program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly, there is no charge for students to attend.

Pebblebrook’s 2012 Governor’s Honors Program finalists are listed below:

Alex Bonilla, Dance;  Liza Canning-Skinner, Music/Voice (Alto); Devon Flack, Music/Voice (Soprano); Nakiyah Flowers, Communicative Arts; Meredith Howard, Music/Voice
(Soprano); Elizabeth Lengyel, Theatre Performance; Maddie Martin, Theatre Performance;  Lukas Valderrama, Theatre Performance;  Paige White, Dance; Caroline Zhang, Music/Voice (Soprano).

Campbell’s 2012 Governor’s Honors Program finalists are listed below:

Elizabeth Boudreau, Visual Arts; Sarah Grisham, Visual Arts;  Mark Ilao, Mathematics; Sahana Kuthyar, Biology; Demetrius Lewis, Theatre Performance; Heliben Patel, Executive Management;   Timothee Schlumberger, Social Studies; Shilpa Suresh, Social Studies; Matthias Wilder, Communicative Arts.

From the May  2012 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Austell, GA.