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Northgate High awarded UGA Director’s Cup

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Oct. 28, 2021 - 9:37 AM

Northgate High awarded UGA Director’s Cup

Photo courtesy Coweta Schools

Accepting the University of Georgia Director’s Cup are, from left, Northgate High School English teacher Brian Carson, AP Literature teacher Kelli Sowerbrower, English Department Chair Hillary Perry and Social Studies Chair Robert Skinner.

Northgate High School has been awarded the University of Georgia 2020-21 Director’s Cup for having the highest-achieving first-year students at UGA.

The award recognizes that Northgate alumni who enrolled at UGA last year had a higher first-year GPA than any other high school represented at the university.

“We are very excited for Northgate for this statewide recognition,” said Northgate Principal Ashley Wilkes. “It says a lot for our students’ continued success beyond the Coweta County School System's doors and how much their journey through our school system prepares them for post-secondary success.”

High schools with 10 or more graduates enrolled as first-year UGA students are eligible for consideration each year. The 10 Northgate alumni who were first-year students at UGA in the fall of 2020 achieved a 3.85 cumulative GPA, higher than any other eligible high school.

“Each year the University of Georgia Office of Admissions presents a Georgia high school with the UGA Director’s Cup and award to acknowledge the high school whose students have earned the highest cumulative GPA at the completion of their first year,” said Barkley Barton, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UGA, in a letter notifying the school of the honor.

“This award is a reflection of the excellent academic preparation that students receive at Northgate High School,” Barton said. “Your teachers, administration and staff are to be commended” for equipping their students “with the skills and the knowledge necessary to be successful at the post-secondary level.”