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Governor's Honors seeks alumni info updates

ATLANTA — The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and the Governor’s Honors Program Alumni Association seek the names and contact information of the more than 20,000 alumni from the 50 years of operation of the Governor’s Honors Program, the summer residential learning experience for the state’s highest achieving high school students.

Graduates of this program have been and continue to be leaders in Georgia, completing college and prestigious graduate programs, and moving into influential business, artistic, legal, medical and political positions. The Office of Student Achievement invites all alumni of the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program to update their contact information by visiting https://gosa.georgia.gov/webform/ghp-alumni-information.

Alumni should update their contact information as soon as possible for a chance to receive an invitation to attend a gala fundraiser and silent auction at the Governor’s Mansion in October in celebration of the Governor’s Honors Program’s 50th Anniversary.

“The first-ever GHP gala will be a great opportunity to reconnect with old GHP friends and make new ones among a group that brings so much pride to their nominating teachers and schools,” stated Roger Harrison president of the GHP Alumni Association. “Honoring alumni success at the Governor’s Mansion is a great way to keep in touch and hear how the program positively affected kids years after they participated in GHP.”

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly and operates at no cost to participants. High school sophomores and juniors in public, private and home schools are eligible for nomination in one of several areas, including music, visual arts, dance, theatre, biology, chemistry, physics, social studies, mathematics, design, technology, executive management, AgScience/biotechnology, AgScience/environmental, communicative arts, French, German, Latin and Spanish. Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order transferring the administration of the Governor’s Honors Program to the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement in August.