2019 Governors Honors

NCSS Students Selected for Prestigious Governor's Honors Program
Posted on 05/14/2019
Four Eastside High School Governor's Honors StudentsSix Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2019 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) this summer; one additional student was selected as an alternate in the event a finalist cannot attend. The GHP, open to all sophomores and juniors, is a free residential summer program for gifted or highly talented students who are passionate about a subject. This year the prestigious program will be held at Berry College in Rome, Georgia from June 16 through July 13.

GHP finalists were nominated by their teachers for a specific instructional area matching their abilities, aptitudes and interests. In addition to submitting endorsements and grade transcripts, the nominees were required to participate in a statewide screening interview or audition depending on their desired major.

Major instructional areas are agricultural science, communicative arts, dance, engineering, mathematics, music, science, social studies, theatre, visual arts, and world languages.

The NCSS Governor’s Honors finalists and alternate and their intended majors are:

2019 Governor's Honors finalists and alternate and intended majors (alt text)
 Student   School    Subject 
 Harley Cargile   Alcovy    Music Jazz: Guitar 
 Duncan Jourdan   Eastside    Music Woodwind: Clarinet 
 Frances Prieto   Eastside/NCCA STEM Institute    Communicative Arts 
 Ken Nguyen   Eastside/NCCA STEM Institute    Mechanical & Electrical Engineering 
 Braxton Buff   Eastside    Latin 
 Joseph Bickel   Eastside    Music Brass: Euphonium 
 Richard St. Louis (alternate)   Newton    Music Jazz: Guitar 

“The competition to be selected as a Governor’s Honors Program finalist is very rigorous and we are excited to have so many exceptional representatives from our school system,” said Dr. Nikkita Warfield, NCSS Director of Secondary Schools. “The Governor’s Honors Summer Program offers students the unique opportunity to study their disciplines more closely with other finalists from around the state. Congratulations to each of our finalists; I know their parents and teachers are very proud!”