Two GCSS students recognized by GA Governor’s Honors Program
May 10, 2021
Greensboro, Ga. — Two Greene County School System students have been recognized by the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. Gabrielle Gruszynski, a rising senior at Lake Oconee Academy, has been recognized as finalist to participate in the summer program, and Aiden Turner, a rising junior at Greene County High School, has been recognized as a semi-finalist.
The Governor’s Honors Program offers instruction, significantly different from the typical high school classroom, to provide students with academic, cultural, and social experiences necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. This year, over 3,000 students were nominated to the state level competition, and 1,300 students were selected to interview for final selection, including Gabrielle for Communicative Arts, and Aiden for World Languages: Spanish.
Gabrielle is a prolific and talented writer, recognized as a wordsmith in competitions including the national and prestigious Scholastic Golden Key Award and locally in the young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. Gabby hopes to attend the University of Notre Dame and to eventually pursue a possible career in international relations or broadcasting.
Aiden is has received Principals Honor Roll at GCHS and is one of the youngest members to compete at DECA nationals. He placed 2nd in the region, and 6th in state in Principles of Business Management & Administration last year. This advanced him to DECA’s International competition (which was cancelled due to COVID). He also placed 1st in Digital Video Production at the FBLA regional competition. Aiden hopes to attend Harvard and become a lawyer or dermatologist. After graduate school, he plans to attend Medical or Law School. One of his biggest aspirations is to travel around the world, and in his spare time, he enjoys cooking and studying languages.
“Congratulations to both of these talented students on their noteworthy accomplishments,” said Dr. Chris Houston, GCSS Superintendent. “Especially in such a challenging year, we are excited to see our students continue to work hard and strive for excellence, and we look forward to seeing your continued success in the years ahead.”