Eighty-five Fulton County high school students, including 22 from schools in Alpharetta and Milton, have been selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, the Georgia Department of Education recently announced.
The Governor’s Honors Program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors that takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The 2013 program will be the 50th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.
The 85 Fulton students were chosen out of the nearly 3,000 students from across the state who interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February. From those and from those nominees, 690 finalists were chosen to participate in the 2013 program. Since the program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly, there is no charge for students to attend.
Students will arrive on the Valdosta campus on June 23. For four weeks, they will spend the morning in their major area of nomination, exploring topics not usually found in the regular high school classroom. During the afternoons, students choose one of the other areas in which to study. The curriculum in all the areas is challenging and engaging. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts, and performances.
Selected for the 2013 Governor’s Honors Program are:
Alpharetta High School
- Trisha Ahmed Biology
- Bryson Culver Biology
- Nicholas (Grant) Farsi Communicative Arts
- Ju Eun (Esther) Hwang Music/Woodwinds (Flute)
- Soundarya Kanthimathinathan Communicative Arts
- Lillian Ko Music/Strings (Cello)
- Jongrak Koh German
- Anastasia Mulia Chemistry
- Ranjani Sundaresan Chemistry
- Yuchen (Kenneth) Yang Mathematics
- Diana Ye Social Studies
- Mingcheng Yu Music/Piano
Fulton Science Academy High School
- Grayson Bianco Mathematics
Milton High School
- Jason Byrd Music/Voice(Tenor)
- Kaley Desher Biology
- Cassie Gallagher Visual Art
- Jeshua Jemson Physics
- Ivan Liu Music/Strings (Cello)
- Chandler Moore Social Studies
- Meghana Nallajerla Biology
- Naganavya Ravoori Social Studies
- Austyn Wohlers Communicative Arts