Students selected to Governor’s Honors

Tue, 06/12/2007 - 4:49pm
By: The Citizen

Fayette always has a strong showing at the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program and this year is no exception.

A total of 25 students from Fayette’s five high schools will participate in the six-week study program this summer in Valdosta. The program provides intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners.

The selection process is lengthy and begins in the fall when teachers from each high school nominate students for outstanding performance in particular areas of study. The nominated students advance to county-level interviews where the finalists for state consideration are selected.

County finalists interview with state officials to determine who will participate in the summer study program. Thousands of students from around the state compete for the coveted spots each year.

The following students have been selected to participate in the 2007 program:


Fayette County High – Keith Browning, Music/Voice (Baritone), Emily Garrott, German, Courtney Kennedy, German, Cecilia Oparah, Dance.


McIntosh High – Jordan Dale, Music (Oboe), Nicole De Lisle, Biology, Charles He, Mathematics, Michael Qin, Mathematics, Jessica Tinker, Communicative Arts,

Hannah Wilder, Music/Voice (Alto), Hanjun Zhu, Mathematics.


Sandy Creek High – Noni Carter, Music (Piano), Eric, Strother, Visual Arts,

Lindsay Welch, Music (Flute), Justin Williams, Social Studies, Tyler Wright, Mathematics.


Starr’s Mill High – Sarah Garcia, Communicative Arts, Michael Harris, Mathematics, Megan Harrison, Social Studies, Andrew Martin, Spanish, Kelley Rever, Spanish, Katie Waldeck, Music (Flute), Joe Werner, German.


Whitewater High – Michael James, Mathematics, Taylor Krezminkski, Music (Trumpet)

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