Congratulations to rising seniors Toby Allers, Alex Arkoette and Justin Zhou for being selected to the 2021 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. Allers was chosen for Theater Performance, Arkoette for Social Studies and Zhou for Mathematics.
More than 3,000 students were nominated at the state level, with more than 1,400 competing as semifinalists in late February. Students come from hundreds of different high schools across the state of Georgia.
GHP is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Selection is based on a combination of ability and interest and is highly competitive. After a brief hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, 2021 will mark the 57th summer of GHP.
All 14 Georgia congressional districts;
All 56 State Senate districts; and
131 of 180 State House districts.
Finalists went through several rounds of intensive competition, including interviews and performances, to be selected for the 2021 Governor’s Honors Program. The annual GHP 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.
Students will arrive on the campus of Berry College on Sunday, June 20, and will spend the mornings in their major area of nomination, exploring topics not usually found in the regular high school classroom for four consecutive weeks. Evenings are filled with opportunities to attend seminars, activities, concerts and performances.
In reviewing this year’s list of selected students, Richard Parmer, Governor’s Honors Program Manager stated, “We are proud to welcome the 2021 cohort of GHP students as they continue the rich, longstanding tradition of bringing Georgia’s most gifted and talented students together for this outstanding experience. GHP congratulates all of the finalists and alternates from The Walker School.”