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 School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Lassiter 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|