Fulton students return from Governor’s Honors Program at Valdosta State

4-week summer program is now in 50th year



The students selected for participation in the 2013 Governor’s Honors Program from area high schools were:

Alpharetta High School  

Trisha Ahmed - Biology

Bryson Culver - Biology

Nicholas (Grant) Farsi - Communicative Arts

Ju Eun (Esther) Hwang - Music/Woodwinds (Flute)

Soundarya Kanthimathinathan - Communicative Arts

Lillian Ko - Music/Strings (Cello)

Jongrak Koh - German

Anastasia Mulia - Chemistry

Ranjani Sundaresan - Chemistry

Yuchen (Kenneth) Yang - Mathematics

Diana Ye - Social Studies

Mingcheng Yu - Music/Piano


Centennial High School   

Ingrid Cai - Music/Strings (Violin)

Trisha Dalapati - Biology

Margaret Schurmann - Theatre Performance

Mark Zamlinsky - Visual Art

Chattahoochee High School  

Andrew Bock - French

Nicholas Christiansen - Architectural Design

Ayan Das - Spanish

Manasa Kadiyala - Mathematics

Sujay Peramanu - Mathematics

Sunidhi Ramesh - Communicative Arts

Elizabeth (Ellie) Swiger - Communicative Arts

Spencer Weiser - Social Studies

Hannah Wingett - Spanish

Kelly Yuqi Xie - Visual Art

William Yang - Mathematics


Fulton Science Academy High School   

Grayson Bianco - Mathematics


Johns Creek High School   

Andrew Kim - Music/Brass (Trumpet)

YuJin Kim - Visual Art

Shamita Nagalla - Communicative Arts

Hana Nazir - Spanish

Patrick Shin - Technology

Chelsea Thorpe - Communicative Arts

Anna Yoon - Mathematics

Milton High School

Jason Byrd - Music/Voice (Tenor)

Kaley Desher - Biology

Cassie Gallagher - Visual Art

Jeshua Jemson - Physics

Ivan Liu - Music/Strings (Cello)

Chandler Moore - Social Studies

Meghana Nallajerla - Biology

Naganavya Ravoori - Social Studies

Austyn Wohlers - Communicative Arts


Northview High School   

Julia Bach - German

Kevin Chaey - Music/Woodwinds (Saxophone)

Yash Chandramouli - Latin

Sophia Chen - Visual Art

Siqi (Michelle) Chen - Visual Art

Lauren Collins - Executive Management

Manasi Deshpande - Spanish

Victoria (Tori) Hiten - Latin

Rachel Jeon - Music/Woodwinds (Flute)

Hakyung Jeong - Visual Art

Daniel Kim - Music/Strings (Violin)

Conor Korbish - Theatre Performance

Anna Li - Spanish

Nathan Li - Music/Piano

Hailey Mody - Spanish

Matthew Park - Communicative Arts

Philip Park - Music/Brass (Trumpet)

Lucy Qui - Visual Art

Joshua Shue - Music/Strings (Violin)

Sumit Sohani - Biology

Cathy Sun - Mathematics

Elizabeth Trinh - Mathematics

Edward Wang - Music/Brass (Trumpet)


Roswell High School

Carlyn Gilbert - Music/Strings (Viola)

Lauren O’Connell - Mathematics

Julia Ough - Communicative Arts

Adrien Sandercock - Social Studies

Nadia Shaban - Visual Art

Shadman Uddin - Social Studies

Caroline Wu - Music/Piano

NORTH FULTON, Ga. -- More than 70 students from area high schools recently returned from Valdosta State University where they participated in the month-long Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, now in its 50th year.

The Governor’s Honors Program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors, and is the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.

Nearly 3,000 students from across the state interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February. From those nominees 690 finalists were chosen to participate in the 2013 program, including 85 from the Fulton County School System.

The program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly and there is no charge for students to attend.

Students arrived on Valdosta campus on June 23 and spent the next four weeks 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. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts and performances. The program ended July 20.

Students interested in attending the 2014 Governor’s Honors Progam should contact their school counselor in August, as each school system in Georgia is allotted a specific number of spots. Students can be nominated in one of 20 disciplines, ranging from agriculture to dance to the core academic subjects.

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