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February 21, 2019

Governor's Honors Program, Interview Day at Berry College

The Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week summer program for gifted and talented high school students who are entering into their junior or senior year. The goal of the program is to provide students with academic, cultural and social enrichment needed to equip them to become critical thinkers, innovators and leaders. Each student must be nominated, complete an application and go through the interview process specific for their intended area of study. 

“GHP was easily one of the best four weeks of my life. The friends I made there are friends I’ve maintained to this day,” said Berry sophomore Rachel Heiter, a GHP participant two years ago. “Interview day is nerve-wracking, and the process for applying for GHP was exhausting and, at times, even intimidating. But I can promise that it is absolutely worth it. Let the nerves fall off your shoulders, and allow yourself to embrace your inner weirdness.”

Berry began hosting GHP in the summer of 2017. This past summer 646 students from 68 counties across the state of Georgia attended GHP. This year for the program’s 56th iteration, around 1,650 students and their families are expected to pass through the Berry Gate of Opportunity on interview day.

Berry becomes home for the students accepted into the program starting in mid-June. Tuition and boarding costs are covered by the Georgia General Assembly. 
“Attending GHP at Berry was honestly such an amazing experience. Not only did it get me intimately acquainted with such a beautiful campus, it also exposed me to a friendly, caring and amazing environment that you can only really find at Berry,” Heiter said.


Public Relations Student Assistant Megan Benoit

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