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6 Floyd County students advance to semifinals in the Gov. Honors Program

February 14th, 2023 – 2:15 PM

Press Release –

Six sophomores and juniors from Floyd County High School have advanced to the semifinals in the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP). The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement indicated that approximately 4,200 students were nominated to the state-level GHP competition and over 1,500 of them have been selected as semifinalists for state interviews/auditions. All semifinalists’ interviews will take place at Georgia Southern University on March 11, 2023. Finalists and alternates will be notified on April 7, 2023. 

Please congratulate these individuals and wish them well as they prepare for state interviews:

Armuchee High School

Benjamin Cranford, junior, Mathematics

Marissa Kimple, junior, Science- Biology/ Environment Science

Model High School

Walker Gallman, junior, Engineering- Mechanical Design

Maddox Gibson, junior, World Languages- Spanish

Sophie Lawing, junior, Science- Biology/ Environment Science

Natalie Long, sophomore, Communicative Arts

The Georgia GHP is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and that is designed to provide students with the academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. Governor’s Honors will take place on the campus of Georgia Southern University for the first time this summer.