In total, 116 seniors from across the state -- including 17 from Gwinnett County Public Schools -- were honored for their achievements in school and community life.
The Georgia Scholar program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Education, identifies high school seniors who have "carried exemplary course loads during the 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."
Natalie Leonard and Tatiana Rubio of Dacula High School and Timothy Le and Abigail Walker of Mill Creek High School were selected after participating in a competitive application process which began early in their senior year.
"There is only one thing I can say about our 116 Georgia Scholars, and that is: I am so proud to call each of you a student in the state of Georgia,” State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said in a released statement. “I know this honor is, for each of you, the result of many years of hard work, perseverance and dedication. Again, all of us at the Department are proud of each one of you, and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.”
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