Feb 11, 2021

Students Recognized by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement

Students Recognized by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement

 

Congratulations to MPCS juniors S. Baker, W. Duncan, S. McCune, and G. Terry for being selected to the semi-final round of the Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP). Mr. Baker was named as a GHP semi-finalist in the area of Engineering; Mr. Duncan was named as a GHP semi-finalist in the area of Music Jazz; Miss McCune was named as a GHP semi-finalist in the area of Social Studies; Mr. Terry was named as a GHP semi-finalist in the area of Engineering. 

By being named as 2021 GHP semi-finalists, these for students will have the opportunity, if selected as finalists, to live on the campus of Berry College for four weeks with approximately 650 other high-achieving students from across the state to study in their subject area, interact with the very highest-achieving students in their peer group, and get a preview of what college life is like. Students will study six days per week in their major area and five days per week in a minor area that they declare once on campus. Participation is free for all students, completely funded by the Georgia Legislature.

The Georgia Governor's Honors Program has a rich and meaningful history: it was established in 1964, is the longest-running and largest program of its kind in the nation, and is the only program in the country that is completely funded by the state legislature at no cost to participants. Past Georgia GHP participants are Academy Award winner Holly Hunter (The Piano), TV star Wayne Knight (Newman on Seinfeld), politicians, and many successful physicians, entrepreneurs, and the like.

To be accepted as a GHP participant is significant, carrying great weight on college applications. Over the past five years, MPCS has produced GHP finalists in dance, music, visual arts, and social studies, and is proud to have four students selected as semi-finalists for GHP this year. We wish our semi-finalists well as they prepare for their GHP final round auditions and interviews.


Announcements

January 20 - ParentEd. Living Biblically, 7:00 p.m.

January 21 - Middle School Parent Coffee

8:00 a.m., Dining Hall

January 21 - Middle School Parent Coffee

8:00 a.m., Dining Hall

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 29 - Serve Saturday

February 2 - World Read Aloud Day

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Lower School PTF Father-Daughter Dance, 6:30 p.m.

February 10-12 - Middle School Drama "Meeting Sam"

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 18-22 - Winter Break, No School

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 26 - Serve Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

February 28-March 3 - Lower School "Rock Your School" Week

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