Students from Liberty County and Long County high schools have been picked as finalists for the Governor’s Honor Program.
Brandon Collum of Liberty County High School and Dalton Long of Long County High School were among 690 finalists picked for the four-week program, which will start June 24 on the campus of Valdosta State University.
According to a news release, the Governor’s Honors Program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors who excel in a variety of areas. The Georgia program is in its 49th summer, which makes it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.
More than 2,900 Georgia students tried out for a spot in the program.
During the course of the program, students will 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. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts and performances.
Collum’s area of nomination is agriscience/environmental science, while Long’s area of nomination is communicative arts.