Dunwoody High Students Named 2012
Governor’s Honors Program Finalists
Congratulations to the following Dunwoody High students for being selected to the 2012 Governor’s Honors Program:
- Ellen Bertschi
- Graham Boling
- Sara Cronan
- Hardika Dhir
- Aasees Kaur
- Chen Kirshenbaum
- Leah Shedrow
- Rebecca Shoenthal
In all, 42 students of the DeKalb County School District were chosen for this honor. Click here to see the complete list of finalists.
The Governor's Honors Program is a four-week summer residential instructional program 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.
More than 2,900 students from across the state, representing 1% of all sophomores and juniors of public, private, and home schools, were nominated last fall by their schools in twenty separate majors. These nominees attended state-level interviews in January and February, where panels of judges and interviewers applied the program’s selection criteria to select 690 finalists.
The finalists will attend the program this summer at Valdosta State University, from June 24 through July 21. They will attend classes in their major, select another area for their minor, and participate in seminars, activities, and performances. The intensity of the experience is almost universally described by its alumni as “life-changing.”
This summer will be the 49th program, which began in the summer of 1964. Georgia’s program is the longest continually running summer gifted program in the nation.