Makaela Patten, Staff Writer

Recently, four of our students from Heritage High were selected to attend the Governor’s Honors Program over the summer at Berry College. The GHP is a residential summer program for gifted and talented juniors and seniors. Classes will be held in the mornings and afternoons starting mid-June and are designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. Noah Scott, Isabelle Hill, Bryce McDaniel, and Nicholas Moore participated in interviews at the school, county, regional, and state level before being selected for this program. “We went to Berry College, after we made it to the state level, and we were interviewed individually by a panel of three judges, who were alumni of the GHP organization. Then you are taken to a testing room where you take a 50-question test on your area of study, mine is agriculture. After that you are given an hour to write a research essay with articles that must be incorporated into your essay,” said Bryce McDaniel, “I was so excited when I found out that I made it. It is just such a huge honor to be a part of the Governor’s Honor Program. It was super competitive this year and I am beyond grateful that I was chosen.” “I was extremely excited when I was told that I had made it in. I tried last year and sadly didn’t make it. It is something that I have always wanted to do, it is very similar to college and an experience that I won’t be able to get anywhere else. I definitely see this as a way to better myself as a musician,” said Noah Scott.