Chantel Mackey, a rising 11th grader at Westover High School, has been named to the 2017 Governor’s Honors Program. She was named as a finalist for the area of Social Studies. Mackey will join about 665 students from around the state who will participate in the mid-summer enrichment program.

The GHP is a four-week residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors or seniors during the program. Organizers say the program offers instruction that is significantly different from typical high school classroom experiences and that it is designed to provide students with academic, cultural and social enrichment to help them become critical thinkers, innovators and leaders

Conducted as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus, participants this year it will be at Berry College in Rome. Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, organizers saym and they will participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities during evenings.

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