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Houston County’s 2012 Governor’s Honors Nominees
Houston County’s 2012 Governor’s Honors Nominees


HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Houston County high schools have recently submitted their 2012-2013 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) nominees to the state for the next step in the selection process.  The 56 exceptional tenth and eleventh graders will be honored by the system at a program on Jan. 28, 2013, held at Warner Robins High at 6:00 p.m.

More than 2,900 students will be interviewed, with no more than 690 finalists named statewide after interviews are held in January and February.  The finalists will be invited to participate in a four-week summer program free of charge in their field of study at Valdosta State University. 

Congratulations to the following Houston County’s nominees for the 2013 Georgia GHP: 

Houston County High School: Skyler Alexander, Chen-hui Bergl, Colton Berry, Jacob Bodien, Davien Brown, Navin Buxani, Ian Clester, Callie Cook, Shivani Dhir, Brandon Hancock, Payton Horton, Hunter Hufnagel, Joseph Little, Kade Randall, Michael Stewart and Cole Stewart

Northside High School: Natalie Boswell, Jamila Chambers, William Crouch, Robert Gilstrap, Austin  Maddox, Alexander Oakley, Peyton Raley, Brianna Roberson and Shelly Vyas

Perry High School:  Bethany Brown, Madeline Dannenberg, Delaney Foster, Eli Guidry, Steven Le, Liston Mehserle, Emily Moody, Ryan Oxyer and Jacob Turner

Veterans High School: Leigh Ann Copeland, Levi Davis, Emily  Deyton, Divine Francis, Alexander Goldstien, Holder Kristen, Aja Miller, Kahlil Moss, Lindsay Richardson, Amy Rigsby, Clinton Rogers and Tyra Wilson

Warner Robins High School:  Camille Bagwell, Katherine Bakrania, Callie Bruce, Abby Butikofer, Carmen Foskey, Brendan Kennedy, Connor Martin, Christopher Millican, Lauren Rossman and Anna Slivka

GHP is a residential instructional program for gifted that offers talented high school juniors and seniors challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year.  During the four weeks of the summer program, students 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.  Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts, and performances. 

Mr. Dale Lyles, director, said, “GHP is such a competitive program that even being nominated is an accomplishment.  I congratulate the students of Houston County and look forward to meeting them and their parents at the interviews.”  He added that many, if not most, of GHP’s past participants regard it as one of the most life-changing events in their lives.

The 2013 program will be the 50th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.  GHP began in 1964 and is the oldest and largest program of its type in the country.  Fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly, it is free of charge to participants.

For more information, contact the Director of Gifted Education and AP Programs, Jan Jacobsen, at jan.jacobsen@hcbe.net or 478-988-6395, ext. 10393. 


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