BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. (February 13, 2024) – Seventeen Bartow County School System
students advance in the highly competitive and prestigious Georgia Governor’s Honors Program
– the highest number ever recorded in BCSS history.
The semifinalists include Adairsville High School juniors Lilith Affolder (Agriculture), Gabriel
Greenway (Engineering: Mechanical & Electrical), Skyla Rowland (Visual Arts), and Braden
Mathis (World Languages: Spanish), and sophomores Allison Potter (Dance), and Vivian ReyesMartinez (World Languages: Spanish); Cass High School juniors Jayce Bradford (Computer
Science), Caydi Hyde (World Languages: Chinese), Brandy Jordan (Theatre Performance), and
Damaya Norwood (Music: French Horn), and sophomores Charlotte Langhans (Music: Flute),
Emma Brown (Music: Oboe), Josue Granados (Music: Flute), and Savannah Plumley (Visual
Arts); Woodland High School junior Talal Tariq (Mathematics), and sophomores Makai Messier
(Music: Euphonium) and Hylan Westberry-Davis (Music: Saxophone).
“This year, approximately 4,200 students across the state were nominated to the state-level
competition, and nearly 1,500 of them have been selected as semifinalists for the state interviews
and auditions,” said BCSS GHP Coordinator Paula Camp. “From music nominations to
mathematics, this is a very talented group of Bartow County sophomores and juniors. This is also
a record-breaking group. Never before have we seen 17 BCSS students selected as semifinalists
in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. That’s a testament to our academically rigorous
schools and a sharp focus on results.”
The 2024 GHP semifinalists will now have the opportunity to interview or audition at Georgia
Southern University on February 24. Finalists and alternates will be announced March 22.
Upon acceptance, finalists will participate in the four-week, summer residential program at
Georgia Southern University starting June 16.
The Governor’s Honors Program remains fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly.

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