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Carroll County Schools

Four named Governor's Honors Finalists

Mar 31 2022

Four Carroll County high school students have been selected as Finalists for Governor's Honors and will spend four weeks this summer at the prestigious state program held on the campus of Berry College. A fifth student was selected as an alternate. 

"We are very proud of these students,” Carroll County Schools Director of High Schools and Assessment Dr. Travis Thomas said. “The Governor's Honors process is not only very challenging but also very competitive statewide.These students began this journey at the start of the school year, and their preparation and  attention to detail certainly paid off.”

From Bowdon High School, Adam Stone was selected in the field of Agricultural Research, Biotechnology, and Science. From Central High School, Natalie Proksell was chosen in the field of Visual Arts and Olivia Vande Kerkhoff was selected in the field of Vocal Music. From Mt. Zion High School, Caleb Morse was chosen in the field of Social Studies. Additionally, Will Dayvolt from Villa Rica High School was selected as an alternate in the field of Music. Alternates are notified in May if a slot becomes available in their area of concentration. 

GHP is a four-week residential summer enrichment program – to be held this year June 19 through July 16 – for gifted and talented rising high school juniors and seniors. Students who attend public, private, and home schools are eligible for nomination in one of 20 subject areas.The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom, designed to provide students with academic, cultural and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators and leaders. Georgia's Governor's Honors Program is the second oldest program of its kind in the country.