CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Students from all six Cherokee County high schools have been selected for the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.
The annual four-week program gives some of Georgia's best and brightest teens the opportunity to study areas in which they excel.
Nearly 3,000 students were nominated for GHP. That number was whittled down to 690 finalists who will attend the program at Valdosta State University this summer.
"Governor's Honors Program is such a competitive program that even being nominated is an accomplishment," program director Dale Lyles said in a statement. "I congratulate the students of Cherokee County School District and look forward to meeting them and their parents in June."
Cherokee County's GHP finalists include:
* Adaiah Ludy, Spanish
* Ben O'Donnell, architectural design
* Brittany Purves, music (trumpet)
* John Wachtel, theatre performance