2022 Governors Honors Finalists

Seven NCSS High School Students Named 2022 Governor's Honors Finalists
Posted on 03/31/2022
six of seven governor's honors finalists with superintendentNewton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that seven high school students have been named finalists for the 2022 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP). The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (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. 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.

GHP is held in mid-summer (mid-June to mid-July) as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus. This year’s program will be hosted by Berry College in Rome, Georgia from June 19 through July 16, 2022. Students will attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and then participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. Meals and rooms are provided by the program.

Students interested in attending must participate in a series of interviews and should be able to speak eloquently and in great detail about the subject they choose. They are students who desire to work with their subject outside of school and go above and beyond. Students may be nominated in Communicative Arts (ELA), all the Foreign Languages, Math, Science, Social Studies, Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Engineering, and Agriscience.

The seven NCSS finalists who have been selected to attend the 2022 Governor’s Honors Program are:

2022 Governor's Honors Finalists
 Mason Sorrow   Eastside High & NCCA   10   Agricultural Research, Biotechnology, and Science
Dhakiya Knights   Newton High & NCCA STEM Institute   11   Communicative Arts
Kendall Hawley   Newton High   10   Communicative Arts
Emma Grace Lumpkin   Eastside High & NCCA STEM Institute    10   Mathematics
Natalie Henderson   Alcovy High & NCCA STEM Institute   11   Mathematics
Breanna Epps   Eastside High   10   World Languages: Latin
Colin McGowan   Eastside High   10   World Languages: Latin

“Congratulations to each of our seven Governor’s Honors Finalists on a job well-done,” said Samantha Fuhrey, Superintendent of Newton County School System. “Governor’s Honors is a very prestigious program and earning admission is no easy task. These students were up to the challenge and did extraordinarily well in the district and state interviews. I know they will enjoy their time at Governor’s Honors as they will have the unique opportunity to study their disciplines more closely with other finalists from around the state. These students represented their schools and the district well and I am so proud of them for this incredible accomplishment. I know their parents and teachers are equally as proud!”