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Liberty students up for honors program
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The Liberty County School System has nominated 12 students to state-level interviews for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.

The Governor’s Honors Program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. A function of the Georgia Department of Education, it takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The 2013 program will be the 50th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.

More than 2,900 students from across the state will be interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February, and from those nominees up to 690 finalists will be chosen to participate in the 2013 program. Since the program is funded by the Georgia General Assembly, there is no charge for students to attend.

During the four weeks of the program, 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 to study. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts and performances.

Liberty County’s nominees are Amberlee Allmond (music), Brandon Edwards (chemistry), Haleigh Hawkins (music), Oriana Hollingsworth (biology), Jaquan Hutcherson (social studies), Amanda McGrath (social studies), Robert Miller (technology), Charlotte Norsworthy (theater performance), Dylan Stephens (mathematics), Morgan Trosper (agriscience), Sarah Whited (chemistry) and Levi Williams (biology).

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