A total of 151 graduating seniors from schools across Georgia have been recognized as 2016 Georgia Scholars, the Georgia Dept. of Education announced.
Through the Georgia Scholar program, the Department identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. The program is coordinated by the Department’s Excellence Recognition Office and through local coordinators in each public school system and in private schools throughout the state. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.
Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home. Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.
Gwinnett students earning this state recognition include:
Brookwood HS - Jenny Choi
Central Gwinnett HS - Rebecca Thompson
Dacula HS - Chris Larkins and Desiree Moore
Grayson HS - Zach Beck, Madison Ives, Matt Miller, and Anna Scartz
Meadowcreek HS - Eric Martinez
Mill Creek HS - Steven Aceto, Ashton Carr, Brendon Darby, Anna Gerald, Hannah Lee, Ali Lopez, Sarah Lowry, Jonathan Moon, Becca Moss, and Hannah Petit
Mountain View HS - Tim Hood, Amy Jenkins, and Lauren Schuster
Norcross HS - Miranda Harmon
Parkview HS - Evann Brantley, Davis Orr, Julie Wang, and Grace Xu