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101 Gwinnett students to attend Governor's Honors Program

More than 100 Gwinnett County Public Schools students will spend part of their summer extending their knowledge in physics, biotechnology, foreign languages and a variety of other subjects.

The high school students have been admitted to the Governor's Honors Program, a six-week summer instructional program for intellectually gifted and artistically talented students. The program, held at Valdosta State University, ends July 19.

This year, 243 rising juniors and seniors submitted their names to be considered for the program, and 101 students from 13 high schools were selected, according to the school district.

To earn a spot as a finalist in the highly competitive program, students submitted their academic records and recommendations from their schools and community members and took part in interviews and auditions.

This year's finalists are:

* Victoria Acevedo - Collins Hill High

* Stephen Akin - Grayson High

* James Alin - Norcross High

* Jeffrey Angell - North Gwinnett High

* Justin Batten - Collins Hill High

* Stephen Beaton - Collins Hill High

* Amanda Beaver - Mill Creek High

* Emily Beck - Mill Creek High

* Aliison Belfield - North Gwinnett High

* Archit Bhise - Peachtree Ridge High

* Devayani Bhusari - Parkview High

* Amy Boudreau - Peachtree Ridge High

* Andrew Chang - Norcross High

* Njeri Chasseau - Shiloh High

* Eric Chen - Brookwood High

* Linda Chen - Mill Creek High

* Charles Chong - Peachtree Ridge High

* Uzma Chowdhory - Brookwood High

* Matthew Compton - Mill Creek High

* Tiffany Cook - Peachtree Ridge High

* Danny Coradazzi - Norcross High

* Lauren Dawidowicz - North Gwinnett High

* Erin Day - Mill Creek High

* Julian Duque - Mill Creek High

* Blake Elston - Mill Creek High

* Charles Evavold - Mill Creek High

* Amanda Facemire - Norcross High

* Harrison Falk - Duluth High

* Charles Fang - Parkview High

* Brianna Foley - North Gwinnett High

* Ana Gardiner - North Gwinnett High

* Ryan Gasaway - Mill Creek High

* Robbie Gilson - Norcross High

* David Hagerty - Brookwood High

* Justin Hancock - Brookwood High

* Jacob Harward - Dacula High

* David Hedrick - Parkview High

* Ashley Hoffman - Collins Hill High

* Bo Young Hong - Mill Creek High

* Daniel Horenstein - Central Gwinnett High

* Sarah Horsley - Brookwood High

* Christine Hsu - Norcross High

* Amanda Hutson - Central Gwinnett High

* Alecksandra Ioseliani - Berkmar High

* Scott Jackson - North Gwinnett High

* Eugene Jiang - Brookwood High

* Emily Johnston - Grayson High

* Cody Jolly - Grayson High

* Sangbeom Kim - Brookwood High

* Sue Kim - Mill Creek High

* Aaron Kim - North Gwinnett High

* Hye Kim - North Gwinnett High

* Sang Kim - North Gwinnett High

* Ryan Kirkconnell - Parkview High

* Katarzyna Klasa - Peachtree Ridge High

* Steven Lewis - Collins Hill High

* Hanna Lin - Peachtree Ridge High

* Benjamin Lo - Norcross High

* Jack Ma - Dacula High

* Midhun Mathew - Mill Creek High

* Victoria McCafferty - Norcross High

* Ben McDaniel - Grayson High

* Jaclyn McSpadden - Brookwood High

* Arjun Meka - Brookwood High

* Alishah Merchant - Parkview High

* Ashley Miles - Collins Hill High

* Dakota Minter - Brookwood High

* Sean Moore - Grayson High

* Cailyn Nagle - Dacula High

* Alicia Newcom - Peachtree Ridge High

* Huy Nguyen - Berkmar High

* Laura Nuta - Mill Creek High

* Il Kyu Oh - North Gwinnett High

* Dipesh Patel - Parkview High

* Timothy Phillip - Parkview High

* Pranav Ramesh - Parkview High

* Courtney Reed - Parkview High

* Kyle Remley - Berkmar High

* William Schutte - North Gwinnett High

* Min Hee "Minnie" Seo - Peachtree Ridge High

* Elizabeth Simpson - Peachtree Ridge High

* Jared Slaff - Norcross High

* Deborah Soh - Mill Creek High

* Lina Soh - North Gwinnett High

* Robert Stone - Central Gwinnett High

* Jesse Strauss - Dacula High

* Yenny Su - Peachtree Ridge High

* Hunter Thompson - Collins Hill High

* Megan Tierney - Peachtree Ridge High

* Julie Tremblay - Norcross High

* Lee Tyler - Central Gwinnett High

* Andreia Vidal - Peachtree Ridge High

* Holy Vo - Central Gwinnett High

* Boru Wang - Parkview High

* Christopher Willis - Collins Hill High

* Joshua Wong - Parkview High

* Monica Yang - Brookwood High

* Felicia Yang - Norcross High

* Joo "Jason" Yoo - Duluth High

* Katie Zaborsky - Grayson High

* Steven Zwick - Mill Creek High

Students receive honors scholarship

Twelve Gwinnett County Public Schools graduates will have additional financial assistance when they start their college careers this fall, as they have been named recipients of the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship.

This Georgia Department of Education honor recognizes exceptionally able high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in postsecondary education.

The students were chosen based on outstanding academic achievement during their high school careers. Each will receive a scholarship worth up to $1,500 - renewable for up to three additional years - to be used at any higher education institution they plan to attend.

This year's Gwinnett winners are:

* Michael Angell - North Gwinnett High

* Gregory Boike - Shiloh High

* Michael Kahn - Norcross High

* Kristy Kemp - Grayson High

* Corbin Klett - Mill Creek High

* Dolly Krishnaswamy - Peachtree Ridge High

* Keri Lau - Brookwood High

* Albert Liao - Duluth High

* Liana Nisimova - Berkmar High

* Erik Pouncey - Collins Hill High

* Natalia Valderrama - Dacula High

* Dustin Watts - Parkview High

Heather Darenberg writes about education for the Gwinnett Daily Post. More Good News From Schools appears online Monday.