The Baldwin County School District today announces Baldwin High School Junior Cara Bennett has been selected as a Governor’s Honors Program Participant for 2019.
“Cara Bennett’s academic achievement is nothing less than stellar,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “Her accomplishments in academics, clubs and extracurricular activities demonstrates the inspiring power that a strong public education can have on a student. Our entire district is very proud of all that she has done and how well we know she will represent Baldwin County in the program.”
Bennett, a current junior at Baldwin High School, currently has a 3.9 grade point average and. she is also a full-time dual enrollment student at Georgia College, having already earned 23 hours of college credit. Bennett is currently ranked #1 in her class and has the highest SAT score in the Baldwin High junior class, scoring a nearly perfect 1530. Bennett was nominated for Governor's Honors Program in the area of mathematics.
Bennett also serves as the secretary for the Baldwin High School Beta Club, a member of the National Honor Society and plays Bravettes Soccer.
The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and that is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
GHP is held in mid-summer (mid-June to mid-July) as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus. Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and they participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. Meals and rooms are provided by the program with the only required and expected costs to the students being travel expenses to and from the interviews, a few basic supplies for classes and dorm rooms, and spending money as desired during the program.