Forsyth County students receiving state honors for this school year

John Thompson

Forsyth County students receiving state honors for this school year

(Forsyth County, GA) For several Forsyth County students, it will be a very special summer.

The students will attend the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. According to the state, the program offers students the academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
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The program runs from mid-June to mid-July at Berry College in Rome. Students will be able to take college-level classes and participate in academic and cultural activities.

To qualify for the program, a student must be a current sophomore or junior, nominated by a teacher for a particular subject, and demonstrate high interest in that area of study.

Here’s a look at students selected for this year’s program:

  • Simran Patki and Preston Ostrowski (Forsyth Central High School)
  • Rohan Venkatdas and Omkar Tamhane (Lambert High School)
  • Jaxxon Otteson (North Forsyth High School)
  • Shreya Dhara, Spandan Mondal and Arnay Hande (South Forsyth High School)


  • Ashley Track (Alliance Academy of Innovation)
  • Royce Arockiasamy (South Forsyth County)

Another honor announced by the state is the 2022 Georgia Scholar Program. A total of 216 graduating seniors from across Georgia have been recognized as 2022 Georgia Scholars.

“I offer my sincere congratulations to the 2022 Georgia Scholar honorees," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said in announcing the honor. “These students have worked hard, become leaders in their schools and communities, and taken advantage of the opportunities offered in Georgia public schools. I wish them well as they embark on their next steps after high school and know they'll continue to make us all proud."

To qualify for the honor, students have to meet eight criteria, including a combined 1360 on the SAT, a non-weighted GPA of at least 3.75 and compete in at least three different activities, such as athletics, music, and literary events.

The Georgia Scholar program is coordinated by the state’s Office of Communications in partnership with local school districts and schools. While the award does not offer scholarship funds, recipients will receive a seal for their diplomas.

The Forsyth students receiving the honors are:

  • Anjali Iyer, Delaney Bourg, Nysa Dharan, and Ameya Jadhav (Denmark High School)
  • Grace Havard (Lambert High School)
  • Kirthin Dev and Madeline Sawyer (North Forsyth High School)
  • Shree Delwadia and Swetha Pendela (South Forsyth High School)
  • Jeremy Leurart and Sahithya Pasagada (West Forsyth High School)

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