Operation Get Serious!
First off, I want to make it aware that this is the first time in a long time that I’ve blogged two days in a row. Yes, please go ahead and stand on your toes and give me a round of applause, I surely deserve it!
It’s not like I have anything major to talk about, but I did say once I found out more about the government honors thing I’d tell you all about it. So, yeah. Today myself and a bunch of others who were nominated received a pass to to go to the counselor’s office instead of the last period of the day.
I was angry because I had a test to take in that class, but it turned out I didn’t have to take that test. Any way, we all met in the faculty dining room. The lady told us what it was all about and it’s a very good thing to be a part of I must say.
So basically GHP or should I say Government Honors Program is when teachers nominate select students based on academic achievement, passion for a particular subject and everything of the like. Now, typically it’s expected that you get nominated for one subject. Fortunately I was nominating for three subjects: English (Literature), Science (Chemistry) and History.
I was shocked to find out out of all the people were there, I was the only one to have three nominations. Unfortunately, we can only select one of the subjects to focus on. Well, once you choose (if you have a choice) your subject of expertise, you have to submit an application.
Please note: these applications are a lot tougher and rigorous than the typical college application, so with that being said you should already perceive that this program is very prestigious and elite. Read more about student mentors in England here.
If you application makes it pass the county review, you will be put up for an interview. All in all, you’ll be trying to outshine and have a better application and interview than the other students of the state. The way the interview runs varies depending on your subject. Finally, if you’re selected out of all that made it to the interview you will be officially apart of the program and the program consists of taking enrichment classes at a College (Valdosta College to be exact) and live in a college dorm for 6 weeks with with the rest of the honorees. The actual program takes place during the summer.
That’s pretty much it. Now is the time I really get serious and ensure that I go far in the “competition.” I really am going to chose my subject wisely and hope I make it all the way to State! If I do it’d really make me believe that I do have the potential to succeed at pretty much anything. A guy who made it it all the way from our school told us that it’s really a fun program and before it’s over you won’t want to leave and you’ll have a new out look on school work and such.
There are a lot of activities that happen while there and even better it looks great on your college application. It is very prestigious and wonderful. Wish me luck, and I’ll keep you guys posted.
Now that I’ve blogged for the second day, I’m going to order a pizza make an attempt to do my homework and study for the three tests I have tomorrow. Oh joy. Thanks for all the comments last post, I’m glad so far people are fond of the new layout! Keep them coming.