State Superintendent Woods Names 19 Cobb Students 2019 Georgia Scholars 

The Georgia Department of Education recently recognized 19 Cobb County School District seniors as 2018 Georgia Scholars, which is an increase over last year. Five of the students attend Walton High School, and Allatoona High School and Wheeler High School each have four Georgia Scholars. The remaining Georgia Scholars from Cobb attend Harrison High School, Kell High SchoolKennesaw Mountain High SchoolLassiter High School, and Pope High School. 

Through the Georgia Scholar program, the Georgia Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. 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 their 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. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.  

“The 2019 Georgia Scholars exemplify our mission of educating the whole child,” Superintendent Woods said. “They are well-rounded students who have engaged with a wide array of educational opportunities – from traditional classroom learning to community service. I congratulate each of these students and wish them well as they embark on their next steps after high school.”  

The program is coordinated by GaDOE’s Excellence Recognition office and through local coordinators in each public school system and private schools throughout the state. 

2019 Georgia Scholars: 

Alan C. Pope High School  Megan Anderson 
Allan C Pope High School  William Kim 
Allatoona High School  John Beavers 
Allatoona High School  Anna Fix 
Allatoona High School  Natalie Tipsword 
Allatoona High School  Abbie Stockman 
Carlton J. Kell High School  Anabelle Colmenares 
Harrison High School  Nora Gellona-Wagoner 
Kennesaw Mountain High School  Perna Kokol 
Lassiter High School  Kevin Goshay 
Walton High School  Jacob Alayof 
Walton High School  Anjali Padiyar 
Walton High School  Anika Park 
Walton High School  Elizabeth Sims 
Walton High School  Varun Krishnaswamy 
Wheeler High School  Sabrina Hampton 
Wheeler High School  Stephanie Yao 
Wheeler High School  Michelle Nader 
Wheeler High School  Arya Mevada