More than half of those honored — 56 to be exact — are from metro Atlanta. Each Georgia Scholar gets a seal on his or her diploma.
“There is only one thing I can say about our 116 Georgia Scholars, and that is: I am so proud to call each of you a student in the state of Georgia,” State School Superintendent John Barge said. “I know this honor is, for each of you, the result of many years of hard work, perseverance and dedication. Again, all of us at the department are proud of each one of you, and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.”