Two Loganville High School students selected as GHP finalists

Press release from Walton County School District

(Monroe, Ga.) — Loganville High School’s Ray Borchers (10th) and Tudor Hadade (11th) have been selected as finalists and will be attending the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP), a residential summer program for gifted and talented rising high school juniors and seniors.

Ray Borchers, from Loganville High School, has been selected to participate in the Governor’s Honor Program. Photo credit: Tyler Wendel

“Being selected to participate in the Governor’s Honors Program is a tremendous honor,” said Walton County School District superintendent Nathan Franklin. “I congratulate Ray and Tudor for being selected to take advantage of this unique educational opportunity and to represent our district at the state level.”

Nearly 3,000 students from across the state were nominated and 1,700 students interviewed and auditioned in February. Since the program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly, there is no charge for students to attend. Students from across the state will arrive on Berry College’s campus in Rome, GA on June 18 and for four weeks, they will spend the morning in their major area of nomination, exploring topics not usually found in the typical high school classroom. During the afternoons, students choose one of the other areas in which to study. Evenings are filled with seminars, activities, concerts and performances.

Tudor Hadade of Loganville High School, has been selected to participate in the Governor’s Honor Program. Photo credit: Walton County School District

Borchers and Hadade’s major areas of nomination are Visual Arts and Mathematics, respectively.

The Walton County School District serves around 14,000 students in 15 schools including nine elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. The mission of the Walton County School District is to ensure that all students learn. The district values students as individuals with unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs. For more information, please visit

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