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Fifteen CHS students to compete for Governor’s Honors

(Last Updated On: December 1, 2023)
Fifteen CHS students have been named the school-level nominees for the Governor’s Honors Program. Pictured bottom row from left are Malik Raphael, Meira Lee, Hayden Delaney, Audrey Browning, Addison Lloyd, Jake Preston, Marie Fujita-Block, and Joshlin Hill. Pictured top row from left are Luke Zimmer, Madison Swint, Lirun Johnson, Ellie Jane Williamson, Alana Lee, Chris Watts, and George Carden.

Following an extensive application and interview process, 15 Carrollton High School students have been nominated to compete at the state level for Governor’s Honors, setting a record for the most students selected to compete in the next round.

The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a four-week residential summer program for gifted and talented rising high school juniors and seniors. Students who attend public, private, and home schools are eligible for nomination in one of 20 subject areas.

The nominees this year are Audrey Browning, George Carden, Hayden Delaney, Marie Fujita-Block, Joshlin Hill, Lirun Johnson, Meira Lee, Alana Lee, Addison Lloyd, Malik Raphael, Jake Preston, Madison Swint, Ellie Jane Williamson, Chris Watts, and Luke Zimmer. Audrey, Addison, and Alana will compete in Communicative Arts, Chris in Engineering, Joshlin in Mathematics, Marie and Lirun in Biology, Jake and Madison in Chemistry, George and Luke will compete in Theatre, Hayden in Visual Arts and Ellie Jane in Spanish.

These students will now prepare for state, which also includes an application and personal interview process. GHP finalists will be announced next spring and the program will be held June 16 through July 13 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

Carrollton High School has a strong legacy of producing competitive GHP candidates. Last year, nine of the 15 nominees cleared the next hurdle to be named semi-finalists. Of that cohort, six were named finalists and attended the program. Current senior Madelynn Cook achieved finalist status. She earned the opportunity for Communicative Arts.

CHS Principal Ian Lyle said he is proud of the students and grateful to the CHS guidance department for their hard work with the application process.

“I take pride in the students who have been nominated to participate in the upcoming Governor’s Honors next round,” he expressed. “Equally, I appreciate the commitment of our counselors. They channel their passion and hard work into supporting these students, ensuring they are well-prepared for every opportunity for success.”

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Cali Steed, a Carrollton native, is a skilled communicator and passionate storyteller dedicated to making a meaningful impact through her words. After graduating from Jacksonville State University in 2016 with a degree in Communications and a focus in Public Relations, Cali found her calling in blending creativity with strategic communication. As the Communications Coordinator at Carrollton City Schools, Cali orchestrates narratives and currates content that showcase the achievements and stories within the school district. Outside of work, Cali enjoys traveling, attending concerts, spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.