Six OCS Students Tapped for 54th Annual Governor’s Honors Program

Staff Report From Athens CEO

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Six students from Oconee County Schools have been named finalists and will be attending the Governor’s Honors Program, a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. A function of the Georgia Department of Education, it will take place on the campus of Berry College in Rome, Ga.

“We offer our strongest congratulations to these exceptional students and also commend their teachers who have played a vital role in these students’ achievements,” said Superintendent Jason Branch.  “We are very blessed in Oconee County to have such an excellent community of teachers and learners.”

Over 3,000 students from across the state were interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February, and from those nominees around 700 finalists were chosen to participate in the 2018 program. Since the program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly, there is no charge for students to attend. Students will attend the program Jun. 17-Jul. 14, and they will spend the morning in their major area of nomination. During the afternoons, students choose one of the other areas in which to study. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts, and performances.

Oconee County Schools finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program are:

Alvin Delgado, Oconee County High School - Science

Yuki Ito, North Oconee High School - Mathematics

Christian Kilgore, North Oconee High School - Music: Percussion

Eric Kim, Oconee County High School - Music: Trumpet

Holly Mixon, North Oconee High School - Theatre Performance

Miles Peck, North Oconee High School - Theatre Performance