Joseph Strickland and Charles Wilson of Southeast Bulloch High School and Sherwin Davoud and Hannah Howard of Statesboro High School have been selected to participate in the 2011 Governor’s Honors Program held this year at Valdosta State University June 26 to July 23.
“Four participants is a great showing for our county,” said Dr. Fran Stephens, who serves as the school system’s assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for grades six through twelve.
The four and their nearly 700 other Governor’s Honors Program honorees will live on the VSU campus during the six-week program. Strickland and Davoud were chosen for the mathematics program, Wilson was chosen for music/voice and Howard was chosen for agriscience/environmental science.
Governor’s Honors is an instructional program for rising juniors and seniors in the state’s public, private and home schools. It is administered by the Georgia Department of Education, and it is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly, so there is no cost to participants. It’s designed to give gifted and talented students additional, challenging and enriching educational opportunities.
Students are nominated in their particular area of aptitude by their teacher, then their skills, standardized test scores and letters of endorsement are reviewed, and the students are interviewed and screened for potential selection.
The program offers 14 major instructional areas.