Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Governor’s Honors Program finalists announced

Published May 28, 2015

ATLANTA—Local Catholic high school students will be spending part of the summer as members of the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.

The honor affords a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who are rising juniors and seniors. The program offers instruction significantly different from the typical high school classroom. It is designed to provide students with academic, cultural and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators and leaders.

Students are selected as finalists after a competitive process of nomination, interviews and applications. The 2015 program received more than 2,800 applicants.

Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, finalists and their subject categories are: Joshua Cole, mathematics; Amy Brecker and Haley Weis, dance; and Ashley Choo-Hen, Latin (alternate).

Marist School, Atlanta, finalists are: Ananya Malhotra, French; Theresa Denniss, French (alternate); and Nicholas Isaf and Michael Sherman, German.

St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, finalists are: Sally Katelin Smith, communicative arts; and Jeremiah Roberts, mathematics.

Our Lady of Mercy High School, Fayetteville, finalist is Dylan Brackett, visual arts.

Governor’s Honors Program is held in mid-summer at Valdosta State University. Students attend classes in their specific areas of study in the mornings and afternoons and participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening.