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Five Georgia High Schools Receive Governor's Cup

Monday, September 20, 2004  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


Cup honors schools with largest gains in SAT scores

Atlanta, GA - Governor Sonny Perdue and Superintendent Kathy Cox presented today five Georgia high schools with trophies highlighting their marked improvement in SAT scores.  Governor Perdue last year initiated the statewide competition as part of an overall effort to raise Georgia's scores.  The Governor's Cup challenge is based on high school athletic regions and classifications previously assigned by the Georgia High School Association.

“I am immensely proud that we are able to celebrate these students, teachers and parents for their academic achievement,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “These schools have demonstrated what I have believed all along, that our students, when challenged, will perform.”

Each of the five high schools that won their respective classes was awarded a Governor's Cup trophy and a $2,000 grant.  Those schools are:

Portal Middle High School Bulloch County A
Coosa High School  Floyd County AA
East Hall High School Hall County AAA
Hepzibah High School Richmond County AAAA
Northview High School Fulton County  AAAAA

A Regional Champion Trophy and $1000 grant were also awarded to the 40 high schools that have the largest numerical improvement in SAT scores in their region.

Turner Broadcasting is a partner in the Governor's Cup, providing all grants and trophies to the winning schools.  Last year, Turner provided all Georgia high schools with a SAT prep CD-ROM.