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Honors students earn recognition at annual conference


The University of North Georgia was well-represented at the 30th annual meeting of the Georgia Collegiate Honors Council (GCHC), held Feb. 8-9 on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, with students earning three of the eight awards presented.

GCHC was formed to promote honors education in Georgia’s institutions of higher learning, and brings honors students and educators from across the state together each year for its annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference, “30 Years of Honors: Culturing the Pearls of Wisdom,” focused on advancing honors undergraduate research and all form of creative activity. Before the conference, students were invited to submit proposals within this theme to be presented.

More students from UNG attended than any other school in the state and UNG students also received high marks for their presentation. Nicole Bronsted was given first place for her social sciences presentation, John Dees took second place in the humanities category, and Kate Martin was awarded second place for natural sciences.

In addition to being recognized for their research projects, UNG students also made their presence felt during the conference’s other events. Amanda Butt led her team to victory during the conference-wide trivia competition.

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