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14 RCPS students named 2022 GHP semifinalists
Image of the GHP logoConyers, Ga. – Fourteen students from Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) have been named as Semifinalists for the prestigious 2022 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) hosted at Berry College in Rome, Georgia each summer. The students selected are: 

Jai’ana Burditte (RMSST), Science - Biology (Nominating Teacher: Jones)
Helena Chapar (RCHS), World Languages - Spanish (Nominating Teacher: Nishio)
Brooklyn Compton (HHS), Visual Arts (Nominating Teacher: Asberry)
Trenton Fulgham (RMSST), Mathematics (Nominating Teacher: Hornbeck)
Angel Gomez (RCHS), Social Studies (Nominating Teacher: Denison)
Camille Hall (RCHS), Visual Arts (Nominating Teacher: Thieleke)
Kayla Holland (RMSST), Science - Biology (Nominating Teacher: Jones)
Lauren McWilliams (RMSST), Mathematics (Nominating Teacher: Hornbeck)
Emmalee Miller (HHS), Music - Voice: Treble (Nominating Teacher: Green)
Addison Mullins (HHS), Visual Arts (Nominating Teacher: Asberry)
Isabella Powell (RMSST), Science - Chemistry (Nominating Teacher: Kennen)
Brianna Roach (HHS), Dance (Nominating Teacher: Springs)
Kathryn Stoltz (RCHS), World Languages - Spanish (Nominating Teacher: Stokes)
Maxwell Zhang (RMSST), Mathematics (Nominating Teacher: Garner)

Approximately 3,200 students were nominated to the state-level competition. Out of these, more than 1,300 were selected as Semifinalists for the state interview/audition process held in late February and early March. 

The Georgia GHP is a selective four-week residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. Selection is based on a combination of ability and interest and is highly competitive. Since the program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly, there is no charge for students to attend.

More information about the GHP can be found on the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement website, https://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program.