Nine 11th-graders at Marion County High School have been selected to move on to the next round of judging to attend the annual Governor’s Scholar Program. These students were selected after submitting applications that were judged locally by a panel of seven judges comprised of MCPS staff and community members.
The students include: Carly Clark, Mariella Curtis, Mya Emmons, Jessah Hughes, Ashton Lanham, Kelly Miles, Abby Scott, Santana Alvarez, and Hallie Hamilton.
“I think these students have a very good chance of being selected to attend GSP because they wrote strong essays and had a wide variety of activities and honors,” MCPS Gifted and Talented Consultant Laurie Followell said. “They all bring something unique to the application process and that’s a quality that GSP tends to reward.
“I’m sure the panel of judges had a really difficult time narrowing down the applicants because all of the students who applied are great representatives for the high school,” Followell added.
MCHS was allowed to submit nine applicants based on the number of students in the junior class.
Acceptance to GSP will be announced in April.