Local Governor’s Honors candidates are selected

by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

Local students to represent Emanuel County in the 2005 Governor’s Honors competition were selected recently. This year Emanuel County will have five eleventh grade students competing for the opportunity to attend the six-week Governor’s Honors Program.

This year’s county representatives are Tim Jones, Mike Peaden, Amos Black and Asia Andrews of Swainsboro High School and Samantha Gay of Emanuel County Institute.

Tim, nominated in the area of math, is the son of Carlton and Barbara Jones of Swainsboro. At Swainsboro High, he is a member of the 1000 Club, Beta Club, and has been named to Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Tim has won the Scholastic Achievement Award for the SHS Band of Gold and Tennis Team, and has been named to the District Honor Band for the past two years. His is also a member of the Key Club, TSA, Mock Trial Team, and Student Council. Tim plans to pursue a career in architecture.

Mike, son of Greg and Janice Peaden, was selected in the area of social studies. He is an active member of the Math Team, Mock Trial Team, Academic Team, Key Club, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Technology Student Association. Mike has participated in One-Act Play and serves as the secretary for the Drama Club. He also received the highest average in World History as a freshman. At this time, Mike is considering a career in law.

Amos, the son of Clair and Elizabeth Black, will represent Emanuel County in the area of executive management. He has received overall highest average in Spanish I and II, Algebra II, Literature/Composition, U.S. History to Reconstruction, Chemistry, Technology I and Accounting I. He is active in FBLA and Technology Student Association, and is a member of the Academic Team. Amos has won state and region awards in accounting and computer applications in FBLA competitions. He was recognized as a distinguished accounting student by the Southeast Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Amos hopes to pursue a degree in business.

Asia, the daughter of Isiah and Kathy Andrews of Swainsboro, will represent Emanuel County in the area of dance. She has been active in 4-H, FBLA, Beta Club, Student Council, and varsity cheerleading. She has been named to the Star Honor Roll and has served as class president for ninth and tenth grades. Having been involved in dance for a number of years, Asia serves as a dancer with the Georgia 4-H Clovers and Company, and received first place state and was named among the top ten in National Beta Competition. She has been named to the National Honor Roll and was chosen to represent Emanuel County at the Georgia Youth Summit. Asia is planning to continue to perform and teach dance, as well as pursue a career in exercise science and physical therapy.

Samantha, nominated in the area of Music, is the daughter of Charles and Barbara Gay of Twin City. At ECI, she has participated in the marching and concert bands. Samantha has been active in the ECI Chapter of Future Farmers of America. Samantha plans to pursue a career in music education.

Georgia Governor’s Honors Program is a six-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, lifelong learners.

The five system nominees will be competing with others from across Georgia for the opportunity to attend the 2005 Governor’s Honors Program, which will be held next summer at Valdosta State University.

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