GHP 2015-2016 Finalist
Alina R. is an outstanding student who will represent GCA well at Governor’s Honors. She has proven herself as an outstanding independent learner with an innate love of reading and a giving heart. Academically, Alina takes some of the most rigorous classes that GCA offers including Advanced Placement and Honors classes. Alina has a passion for literature which makes her a perfect candidate for the Communicative Arts Program at Governor’s Honors Program. Alina has been working on a poetry book which she plans to publish. She is interested in education as well as pursuing a career in writing.’
In addition to academics and literature, Alina is a humanitarian at heart. Alina was adopted from Belize when she was a baby. When she was six-years-old, she went to her mom and told her that she wanted to help other children in the orphanage in Belize who weren’t as blessed as she was. As a 1st grader, Alina and her parents started a non-profit organization called Alina Gives Back which gives children in need books and toys internationally. Through her non-profit organization, Alina has had the opportunity to meet with the First Lady of Belize who featured Alina in a documentary about the children of her country; Alina traveled to the Embassy of Belize in Washington, DC to meet the Ambassador Nestor Mendez; and in addition, she has been able to host a summer camp for underprivileged children. Alina, who is as humble as she is smart, says, “We don’t have to wait to be an adult to give back. Kids can make a difference.”
Alina Gives Back has been featured on Georgia Cyber Academy’s PTSO page with a link to her website: www.alinagivesback.com.
GHP 2015-2016 Finalist
Luka is an exceptional student who will undoubtedly bring a rich intellectual prowess and perspective to GHP this summer. At the age of 11 Luka took the ACT scoring a 34 (36 is a perfect score). Additionally, at the age of 11 he took the AP Calculus BC exam scoring the highest score possible of a 5 without ever taking the course. Luka loves science and math and is always seeking to increase his rigor and challenge himself in the subjects; which is why he has embarked upon the competitive application process to become a dual enrollment student with Georgia Tech in the fall. His humble attitude is so refreshing coming from such an accomplished scholar. Luka is a 13 year old 10th grader who is destined to make a remarkable impact in the world as Luka’s ultimate goal is to attend MIT and develop a cure for cancer.