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Title: GOVERNORS HONORS PROGRAM


1
GOVERNORS HONORS PROGRAM
  • Agriscience Biotechnology

2
What is GHP?
  • A 6-week summer program for top high school
    students in Georgia.
  • Held on the campus of Valdosta State University.
  • Students are selected for specific majors in
    academics (math, science, English, etc.), fine
    arts, and career areas.

3
Each year, 15 students are selected for
Agriscience and Biotechnology.
4
Opportunities
  • Students get to select a minor course for the
    summer from any of the other major areas plus a
    few additional ones such as Personal Fitness,
    Counseling, and Computer Technology.

5
The Daily Routine
  • Students live in the college dorms and eat
    fabulous meals at the Palms Dining Hall!

6
A clean dorm room!
7
Class Schedule
  • Major classes meet 8am noon on Monday to
    Saturday.
  • Minors meet from 130 400 Monday Friday.

8
Agriscience meets in the new Science Building.
9
Agriscience Activities
  • This summer, students had the opportunity to
    participate in a wide variety of challenging
    Agriscience activities including labs, research,
    working with guest experts, and taking field
    trips.

10
BIOTECHNOLOGY
11
BIOTECHNOLOGY
12
INSECT BEHAVIOR
13
ANIMAL REPRO TECHNOLOGY
14
MICROBIOLOGY TECHNIQUES
15
FOOD SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
16
DEBATES ON CURRENT AGRICULTURAL ISSUES
17
Guest Instructor Brian Tomlinson of the Ga.
Forestry Commission
18
GPS Mapping Activity with Sidney Bell from Oconee
Co. High School
19
Guest Instructor Maria Navarro of UGA on
International Agriculture
20
Other special guests
  • Brice Nelson and Dr. David Knauft of UGA College
    of Ag and Environmental Sciences spoke about
    biotechnology and preparing for careers in
    agriculture.

21
Other special guests
  • Mr. John Cook from Select Sires provided lab
    instruction on reproductive technology.

22
  • Mr. Tommy Irvin, Georgia Commissioner of
    Agriculture, spoke to the class on the importance
    of technology to agriculture in the state.

23
Mr. Irvins visit
24
Visit to GHP by State School Superintendent Linda
Schrenko
25
Field Trips
  • The class visited and participated in plant
    breeding and genetic engineering lab activities
    at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton
    under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Seeboldt,
    Plant Pathologist.

26
Field Trips
  • Saturday trip to canoe the Okefenokee

27
  • After class time and on Sundays, students have
    many activities in which to participate such as
    seminars, performances by the fine arts majors,
    and recreational activities. They may leave
    campus to attend area churches if they choose on
    Sunday mornings.

28
Fourth of July cookout
29
The Graffiti Dance
30
GHP Fun Run
  • Agriscience majors had 100 participation in the
    one mile event and Zach was our top student in
    the 5K run.

31
The Agriscience Challenge
  • One of the highlights of the summer was the
    Agriscience Challenge. Guests were challenged
    to complete 6 skill stations developed by the
    Agriscience students. It was a very popular
    event with GHP students and faculty.

32
Some of the stations . . . .
Dairy Animal Selection
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Agriscience Challenge
Forest Measurement
Repro Technology
34
Sad Goodbyes at GHP
  • On the last day of GHP, a Convocation Ceremony
    is held. We were honored to have Bo Dotson from
    Agriscience selected to speak.

35
Selection Process for GHP
  • Teachers can nominate up to 2 students in the
    fall.
  • School, county, region, and eventually state
    eliminations are conducted between October and
    February.
  • The guidance office of each school should have
    all necessary forms by September.

36
SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Students are selected based on academic ability,
    teacher recommendation, and additional
    application materials (portfolio, resume,
    research proposal, etc.)
  • Interviews are conducted as part of the selection
    process.
  • Each school may have up to 2 students advance in
    the area of Agriscience and Biotechnology.

37
What makes A GOOD GHP CANDIDATE in Agriscience?
  • STUDENTS WHO
  • -are willing to take risks and try something
    different. Will take advantage of all the
    opportunities at GHP
  • -self-starters who will complete work even if
    it is not for a grade
  • -enjoy working with others who may have
    different backgrounds or lifestyles
  • -really love agriculture and especially
    science

38
Six weeks is a long time to be away from home,
but the memories are worth every minute of it!
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