WHS GHP Semifinalists

Eleven Bartow County School System students advance in the highly competitive and prestigious Georgia Governor’s Honors Program – the most semifinalists since 2016! 

The eleven semifinalists include Adairsville High School juniors Samantha Lusian (Communicative Arts) and Danielle Lusian (Music: Soprano), and sophomore David Tarver (Engineering: Computer Science); Cass High School juniors Luke Fritz (Engineering: Mechanical Design), Jacques Denoux (Music: Acoustic or Electric Bass), Sydney Orr (Visual Arts), Loren Montoya (Social Studies), and sophomore Lillian Taylor (Music: French Horn); Woodland High School juniors Jenna Bassler (Music: Flute) and David Drennan (Music: Trombone), and sophomore Christian Koontz (Visual Arts).

“This year, about 3,200 students across the state were nominated to the state-level competition, and more than 1,300 of them have been selected as semifinalists for the state interviews and auditions,” said BCSS GHP Coordinator Paula Camp. “I am extremely proud of our semifinalists. They’re already critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders in their schools, and they are ready for the new challenges that await them.”

The 2022 GHP semifinalists will now have the opportunity to interview or audition at Berry College on February 26. Finalists and alternates will be announced March 25. 

Upon acceptance, finalists will participate in the elite, four-week, summer residential program at Berry College starting June 19. 

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