Twelve gifted juniors and seniors from have been selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program for the summer, according to a press release.
GHP is a four-week summer program where every finalist will head to Valdosta State University to learn from highly qualified Georgia high school teachers. Each student has chosen a major area of nomination, such as music, visual arts and social studies, to have as his or her main concentration of study.
A total of 103 finalists are from Gwinnett, which represents 15 percent of the state's participants this year. The 2012 program will be in its 49th year, making it the longest continually running program of its king in the nation.
"Governor's Honors is such a competitive program that even being nominated is an accomplishment," said Director Dale Lyles. "I congratulate the students of Gwinnett County Public Schools and look forward to meeting them and their parents in June."
He added that many GHP participants regard the summer program as one of the most life-changing experience in their lives.
The Norcross High School finalists are:
- Geoffrey Sangston, Mathematics
- Francisco Collantes, Communicative Arts
- Allison Diamon, Communicative Arts
- Alena Antonowich, Social Studies
- Alexander Barron, Social Studies
- Michael Sokolow, Social Studies
- Christopher Willis, Social Studies
- Brianna Stephens, Spanish
- Jessica Albert, Visual Arts
- Nhat Khanh Tran, Visual Arts
- Miller Moor, Music/Brass (Trumpet)
- Maia Brookes, Music/Voice (Alto)