Eight of Floyd County Schools’ (FCS) students were selected as state semi-finalists and will advance in the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) selection process. 

GHP is a four-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students with challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. The eight sophomores and juniors were selected based on their state level online applications to represent FCS in the in-person GHP interviews to be held at Georgia State University on February 24, 2024.

GHP will take place on the campus of Georgia Southern University this summer. Rising juniors and seniors in Georgia public and private high schools are eligible to be nominated by their teachers to participate in the program. The program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly, so there is no charge for students to attend. For four weeks, students spend the morning in their major area of nomination, exploring topics not usually found in the regular high school classroom. 

During the afternoons, students choose one of the other areas in which to study. The curriculum in all areas is challenging and engaging. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts, and performances.

Each applicant must go through a very extensive selection process to be invited to participate in the program. Transcripts of grades and records, nomination forms, endorsements, and other pertinent information are submitted to substantiate the nominations and the students must interview with a local screening committee. 

Major instructional areas are agricultural research, biotechnology and science, communicative arts, computer science, dance, engineering, mathematics, music, science, social studies, theatre performance, visual arts, and world languages. Students also select a minor area outside their major area of study. These include all the major instructional areas as well as additional offerings that reflect the interests and abilities of the instructional staff.

Congratulations to the following 8 state semi-finalists for GHP. They will represent FCS in the next level of competition.

Ryder Ashmore, PHS sophomore, Theatre Performance

Aidan Fuller, MHS junior, World Language: Spanish

Sadie Haynes, MHS junior, Communicative Arts

Carson Holder, MHS junior, Computer Science

Thomas Patterson, MHS junior, Ag Research: Biotechnology and Science 

Eva Grace Petty, MHS sophomore, Visual Arts

Tesa Roberson, MHS junior, World Language: Spanish 

Gracie Veliz, PHS junior, World Language: Spanish