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Six chosen for Governor's Honors Program

POSTED: May 8, 2007 5:02 a.m.

Six students from Effingham County have been selected as finalists to attend the 2007 Georgia’s Governor’s Honors Program. GHP is a six-week summer instructional program housed at Valdosta State University and funded by the state.

This all-expense paid experience is designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year.

Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners.

GHP nominees from each high school were chosen based on teacher recommendations, standardized test scores, grades and interest in a particular academic, artistic or technical area. Finalists from the state were chosen after intense interviews and auditions held in mid-winter.

This year’s GHP finalists include five students from Effingham County High School and one student from South Effingham High School. The following GHP finalists represent ECHS: Megan Baker of Rincon (communicative arts), Jessica Friday of Clyo (communicative arts), Candice Hart of Rincon (mathematics), Alexa Orndorff of Guyton (agricultural sciences), and Brandon Pearce of Guyton (vocal music). SEHS is represented by Brittany Brown of Guyton (theater.)

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