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Superintendent Woods announces 2020 Georgia Scholars

Details: Georgia Scholar criteria | list of students at bottom of release

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May 11, 2020 – A total of 295 graduating seniors from across Georgia have been recognized as 2020 Georgia Scholars, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced today.

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.

These students have carried exemplary course loads during their four years of high school; performed excellently in all courses; successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and have assumed roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.

“It is always special to recognize a new class of Georgia Scholars, but I have to say it is even more meaningful to recognize these students from the class of 2020," Superintendent Woods said. “In the face of disappointing circumstances and delayed plans, these students have displayed great resilience, maturity, and grace. I am honored to recognize their accomplishments and wish them well as they proceed into futures that, despite this temporary setback, are still worthy of great hope." 

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

2020 Georgia Scholars​

Name of School System or Private SchoolName of High SchoolStudent's (First)Student's (Last)
Atlanta Public SchoolsMaynard H. Jackson High SchoolAriRenai
Atlanta Public SchoolsMaynard H. Jackson High SchoolJosephVatalaro
Atlanta Public SchoolsMaynard H. Jackson High SchoolEthanHeyns
Atlanta Public SchoolsGrady High SchoolHelenMoore
Atlanta Public SchoolsGrady High SchoolNadiaMcGlynn
Atlanta Public SchoolsGrady High SchoolDeclanMcCarthy
Atlanta Public SchoolsGrady High SchoolRoyceMann
Atlanta Public SchoolsGrady High SchoolSarahLikins
Atlanta Public SchoolsGrady High SchoolTylerJones
Atlanta Public SchoolsGrady High SchoolKaviJakes
Atlanta Public SchoolsGrady High SchoolClariceHill
Atlanta Public SchoolsGrady High SchoolJohnHammond, IV
Atlanta Public SchoolsGrady High SchoolAveryGray
Banks County School SystemBanks County High SchoolJonathanMorris
Barrow County School SystemApalachee High SchoolKellyEick
Barrow County School SystemWinder-Barrow High SchoolLaurenFreeman
Bartow County School SystemAdairsville High SchoolBrendanLuginbuhl
Bartow County School SystemWoodland High SchoolAbigailMatthews
Bibb County School DistrictRutland High SchoolPaigeRiser
Bryan County SchoolsRichmond Hill High SchoolJoelJones
Camden County SchoolsCamden County High SchoolDrewNash
Carroll County School SytemBowdon High SchoolMaryRobinson
Carroll County School SytemBowdon High SchoolRileighDaniel
Carroll County School SytemVilla Rica High SchoolAshleyWright
Carroll County School SytemTemple High SchoolLindseyGreen
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolTristanParker
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolChaseSippola
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolTaylorHunt
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolHarrisonRogers
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolElizabethMorgan
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolThomasSvegl
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolJohnRay
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolAnaHernandez Lozano
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolNathanMcLaughlin
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolAnnistonDodson
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolHimanagaPandi
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolAudreyBest
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolEliNunez
Carrollton City Schools SystemCarrollton High SchoolEdwardBohannon
Cartersville City SchoolsCartersville High SchoolLydiaWiedetz
Catoosa County SchoolsRinggold High SchoolJoshuaParker
Catoosa County SchoolsLakeview Ft. Oglethorpe High SchoolEdenMuina
Catoosa County SchoolsHeritage High SchoolEricWootten
Charter SchoolAcademy for Classical EducationAntoniaKopp
Charter SchoolAcademy for Classical EducationSamuelForsyth
Charter SchoolAcademy for Classical EducationBlairYats
Cherokee County School DistrictCherokee High SchoolAnnaHuller
Cherokee County School DistrictCherokee High SchoolKylieDunlap
Cherokee County School DistrictCreekview High SchoolLillySteiner
Cherokee County School DistrictCreekview High SchoolElizabeth LaneMcTyre
Cherokee County School DistrictCreekview High SchoolWilliam LoganGriffin
Cherokee County School DistrictEtowah High SchoolDilanMehta
Cherokee County School DistrictEtowah High SchoolRachelHugenberg
Cherokee County School DistrictRiver Ridge High SchoolSathvikaNarasimhan
Cherokee County School DistrictRiver Ridge High SchoolAliciaMazzurra
Cherokee County School DistrictSequoyah High SchoolJosephTrlica
Cherokee County School DistrictSequoyah High SchoolKaitlynPulse
Cherokee County School DistrictSequoyah High SchoolMadisonJoy
Cherokee County School DistrictSequoyah High SchoolAndrewDoerr
Cherokee County School DistrictSequoyah High SchoolColeBurton
Cherokee County School DistrictWoodstock High SchoolNathanKashani
Chickamauga City SchoolsGorden Lee Memorial High schoolTrevorTempleton
Chickamauga City SchoolsGordon Lee Memorial High SchoolGracieO'Neal
Clayton County Public SchoolsMount Zion High SchoolEricHellams
Cobb County School DistrictAlan C. Pope High SchoolOliviaDavie
Cobb County School DistrictAlan C. Pope High SchoolAmalChaudry
Cobb County School DistrictAlan C. Pope High SchoolIanBugbee
Cobb County School DistrictAllatoona High SchoolNiaGeorge
Cobb County School DistrictAllatoona High SchoolAustinKlepper
Cobb County School DistrictCarlton J. Kell High SchoolKyleKunberger
Cobb County School DistrictGeorge Walton Comprehensive High SchoolUrsulaCole
Cobb County School DistrictGeorge Walton Comprehensive High SchoolHelenLiu
Cobb County School DistrictGeorge Walton Comprehensive High School MayaTopiwala
Cobb County School DistrictGeorge Walton Comprehensive High School WyattPitts
Cobb County School DistrictGeorge Walton Comprehensive High School AnantRajan
Cobb County School DistrictHarrison High SchoolAnnaBrackett
Cobb County School DistrictHarrison High SchoolAlexandraParsons
Cobb County School DistrictHarrison High SchoolPhillipSurratt
Cobb County School DistrictHarrison High SchoolMalloryKiger
Cobb County School DistrictHillgrove High SchoolSierraWehrenberg
Cobb County School DistrictHillgrove High SchoolMollieRobertson
Cobb County School DistrictHillgrove High SchoolJenniferHarnage
Cobb County School DistrictHillgrove High SchoolEvanMontoya
Cobb County School DistrictKennesaw Mountain High SchoolJavierRodriguez
Cobb County School DistrictLassiter High SchoolShailPatel
Cobb County School DistrictLassiter High SchoolEmmaSorckoff
Cobb County School DistrictSprayberry High SchoolJennaHolton
Columbia County School DistrictEvans High SchoolNancyKye
Coweta County School SystemNorthgate High SchoolLukeHanks
Coweta County School SystemNorthgate High SchoolAndreaMancia
Dalton Public SchoolsDalton High SchoolAustinBurt
DeKalb County School District Chamblee Charter High SchoolEmilyAdams
DeKalb County School District Chamblee Charter High SchoolZacharyHirsch-Santagata
DeKalb County School District Chamblee Charter High SchoolRachelChoi
DeKalb County School District Chamblee Charter High SchoolAva GraceSamford
DeKalb County School District Chamblee Charter High SchoolKathrynPenn
DeKalb County School District Chamblee Charter High SchoolNevinAresh
DeKalb County School District Chamblee Charter High SchoolRituReddy
DeKalb County School District Chamblee Charter High SchoolOliverHurst
DeKalb County School DistrictChamblee Charter High SchoolSkylarLivengood
DeKalb County School DistrictChamblee Charter High SchoolMadisonTrinh
DeKalb County School DistrictChamblee Charter High SchoolKieranFerguson
DeKalb County School DistrictChamblee Charter High SchoolIndiaHetherington
DeKalb County School DistrictChamblee Charter High SchoolLaylaDhabaan
DeKalb County School DistrictChamblee Charter High SchoolZacharyHirsch-Santagata
DeKalb County School DistrictChamblee Charter High SchoolIndiaHetherington
DeKalb County School DistrictChamblee Charter High SchoolSophiaSparks
DeKalb County School DistrictChamblee Charter High SchoolAbigailWashburn
DeKalb County School DistrictDeKalb School Of The ArtsFaithAnderson
DeKalb County School DistrictDeKalb School Of The ArtsElisabethKersh
DeKalb County School DistrictDeKalb School Of The ArtsNathanielEllis
DeKalb County School DistrictDruid HIlls High SchoolJamesOrson
DeKalb County School DistrictDunwoody High SchoolLauraPankey
DeKalb County School DistrictDunwoody High SchoolMatthewBeiger
DeKalb County School DistrictDunwoody High SchoolKatherineMcCrory
DeKalb County School DistrictDunwoody High SchoolNethraShah
DeKalb County School District Lakeside High SchoolRubyReich
DeKalb County School DistrictTucker High SchoolEricShavkin
DeKalb County School District Tucker High SchoolMichaelAni
DeKalb County School District Tucker High SchoolEliasWinterscheidt
DeKalb County School District Tucker High SchoolJoshuaPerlmutter
Douglas County School SystemRobert S. Alexander Comprehensive High SchoolCalebRice
Douglas County School SystemRobert S. Alexander Comprehensive High SchoolPresleyWebb
Douglas County School SystemRobert S. Alexander Comprehensive High SchoolJosephKirkland
Douglas County School SystemRobert S. Alexander Comprehensive High SchoolLukeDixon
Douglas County School SystemRobert S. Alexander Comprehensive High SchoolClayShackelford
Douglas County School SystemRobert S. Alexander Comprehensive High SchoolAlexanderAybar
Douglas County School SystemRobert S. Alexander Comprehensive High SchoolMaKennaOtten
Douglas County School SystemRobert S. Alexander Comprehensive High SchoolEliHarrison
Douglas County School SystemRobert S. Alexander Comprehensice High SchoolKennedyRinger
Early County School SystemEarly County High SchoolAndrewSmith
Effingham County Schools South Effingham High SchoolKristenClark
Effingham County Schools South Effingham High SchoolKatlynDavis
Effingham County Schools South Effingham High SchoolRachelDukarski
Effingham County Schools South Effingham High SchoolDanielEhret
Effingham County Schools South Effingham High SchoolJeffrey CooperFortson
Effingham County Schools South Effingham High SchoolAnnaFreeman
Effingham County Schools South Effingham High SchoolLilyParrish
Effingham County Schools South Effingham High SchoolBrentonRoden
Effingham County Schools South Effingham High SchoolZachartTrinh
Effingham County Schools Effingham County High SchoolNathanDickey
Effingham County Schools Effingham County High SchoolStevenBoyles
Emanuel County SchoolsSwainsboro High SchoolJosiePeebles
Fayette County Public SchoolsStarr's Mill High SchoolZacharyDearman
Fayette County Public SchoolsStarr's Mill High SchoolKendallVia
Floyd County Schools Armuchee High SchoolShilohSt. Clair
Forsyth County SchoolsNorth Forsyth High SchoolMasonArbeiter
Forsyth County SchoolsDenmark High SchoolZacharyBourg
Fulton County SchoolsCentennial High SchoolSophiaWoodrow
Fulton County SchoolsRiverwood International Charter SchoolNehaDevineni
Glynn County School SystemBrunswick High SchoolMackenziePonsell
Glynn County School SystemBrunswick High SchoolJamesCarpenter
Glynn County School SystemBrunswick High SchoolMinhNguyen
Glynn County School SystemBrunswick High SchoolMichelleLiu
Glynn County School SystemBrunswick High SchoolMatthewRowell
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsBerkmar High SchoolBritneyMayorga
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsBrookwood High SchoolJiyuanDong
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsBrookwood High SchoolJosephZheng
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsDacula High SchoolMirandaColon
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsDacula High SchoolEmilyKalec
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsDuluth High SchoolDennyWoong
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsDuluth High SchoolShalinJain
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsDuluth High SchoolRachelRettig
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsDuluth High SchoolMadelineMcCurry
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsDuluth High SchoolAnudeepaRamachandiran
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsDuluth High SchoolElizabethPlumart
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsGrayson High SchoolVictoriaLuongo
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsGrayson High SchoolAbigailChambers
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsGrayson High SchoolChrisCherono
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsGrayson High SchoolKennedyDotson
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsGrayson High SchoolKamahlGrant
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsGrayson High SchoolClaireMistretta
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsMill Creek High SchoolKendallLarson
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsMill Creek High SchoolGabrielaBasauri
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsMill Creek High SchoolIsabelleHarrel
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsMill Creek High SchoolCameronNeher
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsMill Creek High SchoolAlexanderGarrison
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsMill Creek High SchoolSebastianDe Jesus
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsMill Creek High SchoolDakotaEllis
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsMill Creek High SchoolMaddieHurd
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsMill Creek High SchoolCassidyHettesheimer
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsNorcross High SchoolShaydaKhadem
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsNorcross High SchoolPatrickFlynn
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsNorcross High SchoolLukeGries
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsNorcross High SchoolChanceKeown
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsNorth Gwinnett High SchoolMichaelRobinson
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsNorth Gwinnett High SchoolKennedyPrimus
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsNorth Gwinnett High SchoolKhushiMehta
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsNorth Gwinnett High SchoolRachelDaniel
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsNorth Gwinnett High SchoolMayaChande
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsPeachtree Ridge High SchoolSahilNarsingani
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsPeachtree Ridge High SchoolJosephineWidjaja
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsPeachtree Ridge High SchoolRoksanaKlasa
Gwinnett County Public SchoolsShiloh High SchoolKimberlyClarke
Habersham County School SystemHabersham Central High SchoolJacobMeredith
Habersham County School SystemHabersham Central High SchoolJonahFree
Habersham County School SystemHabersham Central High SchoolGraceWills
Hall County SchoolsCherokee Bluff High SchoolRyanBrownlee
Hall County Schools Chestatee High SchoolDonaldGrimsley
Hall County SchoolsChestatee High SchoolDavidWoodard
Hall County SchoolsFlowery Branch High SchoolAlejandroCampo
Hall County SchoolsFlowery Branch High SchoolArshaMoorthy
Hall County SchoolsNorth Hall High SchoolChristianDuetemeyer
Hall County SchoolsR.W. Johnson High SchoolAlyssaRamos
Hall County SchoolsR.W. Johnson High SchoolAbbieCatledge
Hall County SchoolsWest Hall High SchoolPrathamAdajania
Henry County SchoolsUnion Grove High SchoolSriramMudireddy
Henry County SchoolsUnion Grove High SchoolOliviaCrerie
Henry County SchoolsUnion Grove High SchoolAbbyCornell
Henry County SchoolsUnion Grove High SchoolMartinGriffin
Henry County SchoolsOla High SchoolDavidHill
HomeschoolBellflower Scholastic AcademyAdunolaOladeji
Houston County School SystenPerry High SchoolColsonJones
Houston County School SystenHouston County High SchoolVennelaGosukonda
Lowndes County SchoolsLowndes High SchoolJaredLawlor
Lumpkin County SchoolsLumpkin County High SchoolFaithSchofield
Marietta City SchoolsMarietta High SchoolKieranHolton
Marietta City SchoolsMarietta High SchoolKameronHerrero
Marietta City SchoolsMarietta High SchoolRobertSchnatmeier
Marietta City SchoolsMarietta High SchoolWilliamMayfield
Marietta City SchoolsMarietta High SchoolOscarBaglivio
Oconee CountyNorth Oconee High SchoolKrishieDesai
Oconee County SchoolsNorth Oconee High SchoolShaanPrasad
Oconee County SchoolsNorth Oconee High SchoolHasnaCoskun
Oconee County SchoolsNorth Oconee High SchoolJamesJutras
Oconee County SchoolsNorth Oconee High SchoolNicholasBeck
Paulding County School DistrictNorth Paulding High SchoolAlexanderBlair
Paulding County School DistrictNorth Paulding High SchoolRuthNya
Paulding County School DistrictPaulding County High SchoolAtsingnwiTuma
Polk School DistrictCedartown High SchoolAndrewMulcay
Private SchoolBulloch AcademyJuanMendez
Private SchoolBulloch AcademyAnsleyWhitlock
Private SchoolFirst Presbyterian Day SchoolMackenzieHarden
Private schoolChristian Heritage SchoolKirillSniff
Private SchoolFrederica AcademyBrittonSullivan
Private SchoolFulton Science Academy Private SchoolPragyaHaridh
Private SchoolThe Westfield SchoolJosephBourque
Private SchoolJohn Milledge AcademyMarkMartino
Private SchoolJohn Milledge AcademySuttonEady
Private SchoolMount Pisgah Christian SchoolVictoriaDalton
Private SchoolMount Pisgah Christian SchoolElizabethMarkwick
Private SchoolEagle's Landing Christian AcademyOliviaTinsley
Private SchoolEagle's Landing Christian AcademyGabrielWright
Private SchoolBulloch AcadmyJuanMendez
Private SchoolStratford AcademyKathrynDavis
Private SchoolThe Heritage SchoolSovi-MyaWellons
Private SchoolThomas Jefferson AcademyMaryHarrison
Private SchoolUnity Christian SchoolColemanLandrum
Private SchoolUnity Christian SchoolJohnLandrum
Private School First Presbyterian Day SchoolAustinMurray
Private School The Heritage SchoolKatherineThomas
Richmond County School SystemJohn S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet SchoolSaraBledsoe
Richmond County School SystemJohn S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet SchoolBrookeNelson
Richmond County School SystemJohn S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet SchoolRhysMedcalfe
Richmond County School SystemJohn S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet SchoolEthanNguyen-Tu
Richmond County School SystemJohn S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet SchoolDe'AnyaBell
Richmond County School SystemJohn S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet SchoolLoganKelly
Richmond County School SystemJohn S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet SchoolEdwardVaughn
Rockdale County Public SchoolsRockdale Magnet School for Science and TechnologyCandyZheng
Rockdale County Public SchoolsRockdale Magnet School for Science and TechnologyGloriaBradley
Rockdale County Public SchoolsRockdale Magnet School for Science and TechnologySarahGoldgar
Rockdale County Public SchoolsRockdale Magnet School for Science and TechnologyAbigailOser
Rockdale County Public SchoolsRockdale Magnet School for Science and TechnologyCarlyKimpling
Rockdale County Public SchoolsRockdale Magnet School for Science and TechnologySarahBurkey
Rome City SchoolsRome High SchoolShelbyWilder
Rome City SchoolsRome High SchoolEleanorBailey
Rome City SchoolsRome High SchoolAaronBartleson
Savannah-Chatam County Public School SystemsHerschel V Jenkins High SchoolPhilipDease
Savannah-Chatham County Public School SystemHerschel V. Jenkins High SchoolUdai TejaMallepoola
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Herschel V. Jenkins High SchoolVirendraMirchandani
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System   Islands High SchoolMaxStanley
Savannah-Chatham County Public School SystemIslands High SchoolLilyKachmar
Savannah-Chatham County Public School SystemJenkins High SchoolZacharyBlazowski
Savannah-Chatham County Public School SystemSavannah Arts AcademyMcGregorKoenig
Savannah-Chatham County Public School SystemSavannah Arts AcademyAnnaEverly
Savannah-Chatham County Public School SystemSavannah Arts AcademyLilyAllen
Savannah-Chatham County Public School SystemSavannah Arts AcademyTianaRuden
Thomas County School SystemThomas County Central High SchoolJoshuaStephens
Thomas County School SystemThomas County Central High SchoolZacharyGoff
Thomas County School SystemThomas County Central High SchoolDavidPiland
Thomas County School SystemThomas County Central High SchoolKalebWard
Tift County SchoolsTift County High SchoolRebekahLarger
Tift County SchoolsTift County High SchoolHaysJones
Tift County SchoolsTift County High SchoolJoshuaAbantao
Troup County School SystemCallaway High SchoolJaredNation
Vidalia City School DistrictVidalia High SchoolTatumCalloway
Wayne County School SystemWayne County High SchoolVanessaCorrea
Wayne County School SystemWayne County High SchoolStephanieTirado
Whitfield County Schools  Southeast Whitfield High SchoolEmilyAllen
Whitfield County Schools Northwest Whitfield High SchoolKellenMartin
Whitfield County SchoolsNorthwest Whitfield High SchoolGenevieveOshier
Whitfield County SchoolsNorthwest Whitfield High SchoolIshaMittal
Whitfield County SchoolsNorthwest Whitfield High SchoolJustinOwen
Whitfield County SchoolsCoahulla Creek High SchoolMargaretGulledge
Whitfield County SchoolsCoahulla Creek High SchoolGarrettHughes

 


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