Honors students to attend summer enrichment program

Special to The Times

The summer months will offer no breaks from the books for several Henry County Schools students as they have been selected for the Governor’s Honor Program.

It was announced that 21 students from high schools in the Henry County School System have been selected to participate in the summer enrichment program in Mt. Berry, Georgia during June and July. Their selection marks the end result they were all hoping for after grueling interviews, performances of their skills, and displays of their knowledge.

Henry County students selected for the Governor’s Honor Program at Berry College beginning on June 18. Special photo

Starting Sunday, June 18 on the campus of Berry College, mornings and afternoons will be spent studying in specific areas of interest for which the newly-accepted students applied. Evenings in the program are spent engaged in seminars, recreational activities, concerts, and performances. The program concludes on July 15.

According to the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, the Governor’s Honors Program is “designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and teachers.”

Each year, nearly 3,000 students from across the state apply and interview for the chance to participate in this unique program. Several hundred students are then selected for the program after going through the rigorous application process.

This year will mark the 54th summer the program has hosted students. It is the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.

The Henry County Schools students selected for the 2017 Governor’s Honors Program are as follows:
Morgan Wright, Dutchtown HS, Engineering; Lauren Moyer, Dutchtown HS, Agricultural Science; Kacey King, Eagle’s Landing HS, Social Studies; Dhruv Patel, Eagle’s Landing HS, Mathematics, Ishani Rao, Eagle’s Landing HS, Science; Cameron Cruz, Hampton HS, Visual Arts; Savanna Mooney, Hampton HS, Visual Arts; O’Tejah McCreath-Plummer, Henry County HS, Engineering; Ethan Mason, Locust Grove HS, Music; Sydney Keller, Luella HS, Mathematics; Savannah Wappler, Luella HS, Communicative Arts; Emily Crawford, Ola HS, Theatre; Laura Beacham, Ola HS, Music; Arman Bryan, Ola HS, Social Studies; Jacqueline Churchman, Ola HS, Agricultural Science; Gene Johnson, Union Grove HS, Engineering; Gavin Venable, Union Grove HS, Engineering; Kyle Carden, Union Grove HS, Mathematics; Caleb Grant, Union Grove HS, Agricultural Science; Marissa McDonald, Union Grove HS, Science; Atalya Manchester, Woodland HS, Agricultural Science.

For more information on the Governor’s Honors Program, visit www.gosa.georgia.gov. To find out more about Henry County Schools, visit www.henry.k12.ga.us.