Five CHS students named Governor’s Honors finalists

Carrollton High School students, from left, Eva Hobson, Maria Roman, Michael Morgan, Blair Lipham and Grace Hale all will be traveling to Berry College this summer to participate in the Governor’s Honors Program.

Five Carrollton High School nominees cleared the state selection process to be named finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, an elite honor by any measure.

The Governor’s Honors Program, known as GHP, is a four-week residential summer program for gifted and talented rising high school juniors and seniors.  A function of the Georgia Department of Education, for the first time the program will take place on the campus of Berry College this year from June 18 to July 15.

High school sophomores and juniors in public, private and home schools are eligible for nomination in one of 20 subject areas.

The five finalists from Carrollton are sophomores Grace Hale, Dance, and Eva Hobson, Math; and juniors Michael Morgan, Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics, Blair Lipham, Music/Voice, and Maria Roman, Social Studies.

Carrollton High School produced three finalists for the program in 2012 and 2013, four in 2014, one finalist in 2015 and four in 2016.

“Having one student from your school make Governor’s Honors is impressive, so we were especially pleased that for several years now more students are given this exceptional opportunity,” said David Brooks, CHS principal. “Typically only magnet schools produce this kind of consistent participation.”