Bar­nett an­nounced as fi­nal­ist for Gover­nor’s Hon­ors Pro­gram

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A Dar­ling­ton stu­dent from Cedar­town is a fi­nal­ist for the Gover­nor’s Hon­ors Pro­gram in 2019, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from the school.

Win­ners of the statewide pro­gram were an­nounced and and Kasey Bar­nett (‘20) will be head­ing this sum­mer to at­tend the Berry Col­lege­based ses­sions with a focus on math­e­mat­ics.

Bar­nett is an Up­per School day stu­dent from Cedar­town and is the daugh­ter of Kim and Kerry Bar­nett.

“I think I am most ex­cited about in­dulging my in­ter­est in math in a strong aca­demic en­vi­ron­ment sur­rounded by other stu­dents who love learning,” said Bar­nett. “I get to ex­pe­ri­ence a taste of dorm life and the col­lege at­mos­phere while learning about my fa­vorite sub­ject in un­con­ven­tional top­ics that aren’t typ­i­cally of­fered in a high school class­room.”

The Georgia Gover­nor’s Hon­ors Pro­gram is a res­i­den­tial sum­mer pro­gram for gifted and tal­ented high school stu­dents who will be ris­ing ju­niors and se­niors dur­ing the pro­gram. The pro­gram of­fers in­struc­tion that is sig­nif­i­cantly dif­fer­ent from the typ­i­cal high school class­room and that is de­signed to pro­vide stu­dents with aca­demic, cul­tural, and so­cial en­rich­ment nec­es­sary to be­come the next gen­er­a­tion of global crit­i­cal thinkers, in­no­va­tors, and lead­ers.

“I think the process helped pre­pare me for col­lege and bet­ter my abil­i­ties in those types of pro­fes­sional sit­u­a­tions,” Ben­nett said. “In­ter­views are sort of out of my com­fort zone, but it ben­e­fited me in that I had to learn how to com­mu­ni­cate my thoughts and my way of think­ing to adults.”

GHP is held in mid-sum­mer (mid-June to mid-July) as a res­i­den­tial ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence at Berry Col­lege. Stu­dents at­tend classes in the mornings and af­ter­noons in spe­cific ar­eas of study, and they par­tic­i­pate in a wide va­ri­ety of so­cial and in­struc­tional opportunities ev­ery evening.

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