Three Rockdale County students named Governor’s Honors Program finalists

RCPS GHP 2022 finalists Brooklyn Compton HHS, Kayla Holland RMSST, Maxwell Zhang RMSST


CONYERS, GA– This year, three students from Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) have been selected to attend the 2022 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) hosted at Berry College in Rome, Georgia this summer. The students selected are pictured top, left to right:

Brooklyn Compton (Heritage High School), Visual Arts

Kayla Holland (Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology), Science – Biology

Maxwell Zhang (RMSST), Mathematics

RCPS Superintendent Terry Oatts applauded the students on being selected for the esteemed program.

“I congratulate our students for being selected for such a prestigious educational program. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to enrich their learning over the summer and participate in a unique experience for gifted scholars,” said Oatts.

GHP is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Selection is based on a combination of ability and interest and is highly competitive. More than 3,200 students were nominated at the state level, with more than 1,300 competing as semifinalists in this year’s state interview/audition process in late February and early March.

The 2022 Governor’s Honors Program will take place on the campus of Berry College in Rome, Georgia beginning on Sunday, June 19. Students will spend the mornings in their major area of nomination, exploring topics not usually found in the regular high school classroom for four consecutive weeks. Evenings are filled with opportunities to attend seminars, activities, concerts, and performances.

More information about GHP can be found on the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement website,






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