Seniors from Cartersville City and Bartow and Paulding counties school systems were among Georgia public and private school students announced as 2019 Georgia Scholars today, May 6.

Cartersville High School winners included Nicolas Seijo, Simeon Archer, William Noble and Blake Baxter.

Bartow County School System winners included Abby Herren and Trinity Conant, both of Adairsville High School.

Paulding County School District’s winner was Nicholas Revelos of North Paulding High School.

State School Superintendent Richard Woods made the announcement of the winners in the program which 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,” a news release stated.

Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during their four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools, the release stated.

The recognition is open to any student who qualifies and applies through their school counselor, according to the education department website.

“The 2019 Georgia Scholars exemplify our mission of educating the whole child,” Woods said. “They are well-rounded students who have engaged with a wide array of educational opportunities – from traditional classroom learning to community service.

“I congratulate each of these students and wish them well as they embark on their next steps after high school.”

Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.

The program is coordinated by the state education department’s Excellence Recognition office and through local coordinators in each public school system and private schools throughout the state.

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