Students chosen for Governor's Honors program

LAWRENCEVILLE - Nearly 80 Gwinnett County Public Schools high school students will be participating in the Governor's Honors Program this summer.

The Honors Program is a six-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented students educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Teachers nominate rising juniors and seniors in a specific instructional area in which the students' abilities, aptitudes and interest lie, according to the program's Web site.

Students pick a major and minor areas of study from the following: agriscience/biotechnology, agriscience/environmental science, communications arts, foreign languages, mathematics, science, social studies, visual art, music, dance, design, technology and executive management. Instruction is also provided in computers, counseling, library/media and physical fitness.

The number of students attending the program depends on a nomination quota of each school system and private school. The quota is determined by the average daily attendance of 10th- and 11th-graders.

Out of Gwinnett's 211 nominees, 78 students were selected representing 15 high schools, making up 11 percent of the total number of students from across Georgia selected for the program, according to a news release from the school system.

Students are selected based on academic records, recommendations from schools and community members, and interviews and auditions.

The program takes place June 10 to July 21 at Valdosta State University.

The following Gwinnett County Public Schools students were selected to participate this year in the Governor's Honors Program:

Student School

Bianca Acosta Collins Hill High

Oluwatosin Adedokun Grayson High

Muneeb Ahmed Duluth High

John Parks Alexander North Gwinnett High

Eric Antepenko Mill Creek High

Emily Jean Aune Meadowcreek High

Caroline Bass Parkview High

Grayson Baum North Gwinnett High

Katelyn Bryant Collins Hill High

Brooks Burmaster Peachtree Ridge High

Ariel Chan Peachtree Ridge High

Jason Chan Norcross High

Terrence Cummings Shiloh High

Siddhartha Datta-Roy Parkview High

Camille Fischer Dacula High

Christian Galarza Shiloh High

Kristy Gao Parkview High

Stefan Garcia Grayson High

Isha Ghodke Norcross High

Mandra Guth Collins Hill High

Katy Hammersmith Collins Hill High

Caitlin Hampton Brookwood High

Katherine Hardin Parkview High

Melissa Harward Dacula High

Sayler Hasty Grayson High

Ivy Hauser Norcross High

Victoria Hedden South Gwinnett High

Po "Paul" Hsieh Duluth High

Robin Jacob Peachtree Ridge High

Kanav Jain Peachtree Ridge High

Rachel Johnson Central Gwinnett High

Brandon Jones Grayson High

Kelsey Jordan Parkview High

Duane Jurma Grayson High

Samat Kabani Parkview High

Mary Keller Peachtree Ridge High

Taryn Kelly Parkview High

Soo Kim Collins Hill High

Joanna Kirk North Gwinnett High

Talia Knapp Mill Creek High

Andrea Kuklenyik Collins Hill High

Aleena Lakhanpal Peachtree Ridge High

Gina Lee Collins Hill High

Ann Malloy Parkview High

Kaitlyn Martin Meadowcreek High

Bridgett Elizabeth Marucsak Central Gwinnett High

Jeffrey "Ryan" McLaren Parkview High

Allison Moder Norcross High

Yea Nam Mill Creek High

Katherine Oglesby Norcross High

Yanfeng Ou Duluth High

Nancy Ouyang Peachtree Ridge High

Joanna Pak Berkmar High

Jayshri Patel Duluth High

Parth Patel Collins Hill High

Chaudhuri Saptarshi Ray Collins Hill High

Min "Mark" Rha Peachtree Ridge High

Rebecca Risser Peachtree Ridge High

Joanna Roberts Collins Hill High

Natasha Sanjaya Collins Hill High

Anna Schoenbaechler Brookwood High

Maheen Shermohammed Brookwood High

Aditya Shrivastava Peachtree Ridge High

Michael Snell Brookwood High

Katherine Spangler Collins Hill High

Ethan Speir Central Gwinnett

Sanjay Srivatsan Parkview High

Angela Stamm Peachtree Ridge High

Stephanie Swart Norcross High

Mary Thumaty Duluth High

William Tran Parkview High

Marjorie Tyler Peachtree Ridge High

Blake Vander Wood Brookwood High

Cesar David Velez Collins Hill High

Emily Wang Duluth High

Tianning Ye Parkview High

Luke Zamprelli Collins Hill High

Yuanrui Zhang Duluth High