Rising juniors and seniors compete for participation in the Governor’s Honors Program by interviewing for a spot to attend a local college during the summer to expand their learning in the field of mathematics. Students interviewed on Nov. 1, 2018 to try and qualify for the state interviews. 18 math students were selected to participate in state interviews to decide the 2019 attendees at Berry College for this summer. We had 9 students that made the cut!
Our students did a great job of revising their applications to GHP for summer 2019. In February, students interviewed in person for their spot to attend Berry College in Rome, Georgia for the summer months. The students will find out in April if they will be attending. The students that are waiting to find out are from Campbell, Harrison, Hillgrove, Kell, Lassiter, Walton, and Wheeler.
In early November, students interviewed at the county level for 15 slots to compete at the state level for Governor’s Honor Program. The state conducts online interviews and then chooses the students for face-to-face interviews. The students then are chosen to attend a local university for one month including room and board. Go to: https://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program for more information.
Students are chosen based on their mathematics academic performance, interview skills, ability to collaborate and problem solve, as well as communicating clearly. Students are chosen to move on to the online state interview process in January. At this stage, it is very important that the students have strong essays and teacher recommendations. We would like to congratulate all of our students for participating in the experience and wish those that have made it to phase 2, good luck!
We appreciate our teachers that volunteer their time to interview and provide feedback for our students: Nickey Ice; Kim Harrell; Jennifer West; Suzanne Yeganegi; Debbie Poss; Michael Hodorowski; Mark Bagwell; Don Slater; Sandi Yoder; Jennifer Speer; Karen Kline; and Keisha King.
And the results for attending Berry College Summer 2018 are:
Russell Barnes, Campbell HS
Lidya Aberra, Kennesaw Mt. HS
Sasamon Omoma, Kennesaw Mt. HS
Dennis Goldenberg, Lassiter HS
Jackson Larisch, Lassiter HS
Dipen Mehta, Walton HS
Aarvind Saligrama, Walton HS
Shashaank Aiyer, Wheeler HS
Congratulations on attending GHP this summer!
2017 Selected Students for Mathematics:
Caleb Partin, Hillgrove HS
Daniel Chu, Kennesaw Mt. HS
Jayson Wu, Walton HS
Kevin Goshay, Lassiter HS
Kevin Wu, Walton HS
Mateo Villalobos, Kennesaw Mt. HS
Quentin Mot, Campbell HS
2016 Selected Students for Mathematics
Nagnur Shrey, Wheeler HS
Puligundla Virinchi, Wheeler HS
Yamin Jumshaid, Walton HS
Zheng William, Walton HS
2015 Selected Students for Mathematics
Eujin Jang, Walton HS
Karen Wu, Kell HS
Zhi Jia Hong, Kennesaw Mt. HS
Roshan Kudva, Kennesaw Mt. HS
Sean Engelstad, Kennesaw Mt. HS
Nicholas Loprinzo, Lassiter HS
Sophie Zheng, Lassiter HS
Bela Popp, Lassiter HS
Yuqiao Shao, Lassiter HS
Michelle Mikes, Supervisor