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Nine metro students named Governor's Honors finalists

Westover students, from left, Dillon Notz, Stephanie Rehberg, Jessica Rehberg and Wai Lam, are among nine metro area students who have been selected to participate in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program this summer at Valdosta State University.

Westover students, from left, Dillon Notz, Stephanie Rehberg, Jessica Rehberg and Wai Lam, are among nine metro area students who have been selected to participate in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program this summer at Valdosta State University.

ALBANY, Ga. -- Nine metro Albany high school students have been selected as Georgia Governor's Honors Program finalists and will join a four-week residential instructional program at Valdosta State University this summer.

Local 2013 GHP finalists are, from Westover, Wai Lam, Dillon Notz, Jessica Rehberg and Stephanie Rehberg; from Deerfield-Windsor School, Emily McPeters; and from Lee County High, Stallian Cagle, Bailey Erickson, Turner Hitt and Reagan Johnson.

"This is a great academic honor for Westover and the Dougherty County School System, as these students were selected by top academic teachers from across the state" Westover Principal William Chunn said. "I congratulate these students on this huge academic accomplishment, and I applaud our academic teachers for a job well-done."

The program 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. The Georgia Governor's Honors Program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly and operates at no cost to the participant.

The program is open to rising juniors and seniors in Georgia's public, private and home schools. Students are nominated in a specific instructional area in which their abilities, aptitudes and interests lie.

A score on the PSAT or SAT is required for selection and participation in the program. Transcripts of grades and records, nomination forms, endorsements and other pertinent information are submitted to substantiate the nominations.

Local nominees are then sent to statewide screening interviews/auditions. The local nomination committee is made up of a counselor and a teacher from each high school.

Albany nominees included:

  • Kiersten Jones, Albany High, Communicative Arts
  • Charlie Baker, Albany High, Dance
  • Malcolm Danmola, Albany High, Music/Brass (Trumpet)
  • Emanuel Anderson, Albany High, Music/Brass (Tuba)
  • A'Siaunnya Bryant, Albany High, Music/Voice (Alto)
  • Nasya Blackwell, Albany High, Music/Woodwinds (Saxophone)
  • Jada Bones, Albany High, Spanish
  • Ayana Harpe, Albany High, Spanish
  • Mequitron McCalla, Albany High, Spanish
  • Jasmine Asberry, Albany High, Technology
  • Ashley Sirmans, Albany High, Visual Arts
  • Tiauna Smith, Albany High, Technology
  • Olympia Brown, Dougherty High, Dance
  • Ebone Cruel, Dougherty High, Dance
  • Quandashai Thomas, Dougherty High, Dance
  • Chauntoria McCray, Dougherty High, Music/Voice (Soprano)
  • Ciera Anderson, Dougherty High, Theatre Performance
  • Hashondra James, Dougherty High, Theatre Performance
  • Ty'Tiaunna Thomas, Monroe High, Mathematics
  • Wai Lam, Westover High, Biology
  • Rachel Clenney, Westover High, Communicative Arts
  • Savannah Mullins, Westover High, German
  • Andrew Niquette, Westover High, German
  • James Sheffield, Westover High, Music/Brass (French Horn)
  • Jessie Tyson, Westover High, Music/Voice (Bass)
  • Chirag Mendpara, Westover High, Physics
  • Dillon Notz, Westover High, Physics
  • Othellious Cato, Westover High, Social Studies
  • Jessica Rehberg, Westover High, Social Studies
  • Stephanie Rehberg, Westover High, Social Studies
  • Cameron Johnson, Westover High, Technology
  • Aniessa Dfudge, Westover High, Visual Arts
  • Hannah Harper, Westover High, Visual Arts

Comments

Abytaxpayer 1 year, 8 months ago

Congrates! It is so nice to see academic honors for students in DCSS.

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jglass 1 year, 8 months ago

WOW!! Congratulations to these students. Job well done!!!!

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FryarTuk 1 year, 8 months ago

All four from DCSS were in academic coursework! Good going. Congratulations to all nine students, their parents and their teachers on this huge achievement.

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GeeGee 1 year, 8 months ago

As I have stated earlier, DCSS have some great students. They all work very hard and need a lot more praise than they receive. A lot of them are already attending college at Darton. Public schools deserve more respect than they get. Look at the scholar who was state star student.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 7 months ago

"Look at the scholar who was state star student." Okay, who was it?

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Momof3 1 year, 8 months ago

AWESOME job to all of the kids that were nominated and named as finalist!!!

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straightface 1 year, 7 months ago

Congrats to all Children... they are all winners..just to make it thus far..

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

Good job to all students. Keep up the good work, and continue on in college.

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MRKIA 1 year, 7 months ago

TO EVERY STUDENT ON THIS LIST: GOOD WORK AND CONGRATULATIONS. KEEP IT UP.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 7 months ago

It's obvious these youth are high self esteem students.

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