AHS GHP Semifinalists

Ten Bartow County School System students advance in the highly competitive and prestigious Georgia Governor’s Honors Program!

The semifinalists include Adairsville High School juniors Callie Viktora (Environmental Science) and Caroline Gossett (Visual Arts), and sophomore Braden Mathis (Environmental Science); Cass High School juniors Michelle Lin (World Languages: Chinese) and Joseph Loh (Communicative Arts); Woodland High School juniors William Doerfler (Music: French Horn), Delaney Matthews (Music: Saxophone), Emily Stockinger (Dance), Christian Koontz (Visual Arts), and sophomore Hannah Willoughby (Music: Soprano).

“This year, approximately 4,200 students across the state were nominated to the state-level competition, and more than 1,500 of them have been selected as semifinalists for the state interviews and auditions. That is about 200 more semifinalists than last year,” said BCSS GHP Coordinator Paula Camp. “As you can see, our group advancing in this elite program is mostly made up of juniors. They are experienced and it shows by their depth of knowledge in their specific area of study, extracurricular involvement, and maturity. Additionally, you can see the passion and excitement in their eyes. These ten outstanding students will without a doubt succeed at extraordinary levels.”

The 2023 GHP semifinalists will now have the opportunity to interview or audition at Georgia Southern University on March 11. Finalists and alternates will be announced April 7.

Upon acceptance, finalists will participate in the four-week, summer residential program at Georgia Southern University starting June 18.

The Governor’s Honors Program remains fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly.