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Superintendent Woods announces 2020 Georgia Scholars


Superintendent Woods announces 2020 Georgia Scholars

2020 Georgia Scholars



Seven graduating seniors from Whitfield County Schools have been recognized as 2020 Georgia Scholars, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced Tuesday, May 13.

The 2020 Georgia Scholars from Whitfield County Schools include: 

Margaret Gulledge and Garrett Hughes from Coahulla Creek High School

Kellen Martin, Genevieve Oshier, Isha Mittal and Justin Owen from Northwest High School

Emily Allen from Southeast High School


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.

“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.