Education: RHS nominates to students for Governor’s Honors. Shannon’s historic Zuber Cemetery topic of Berry College presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Evans Auditorium.

Education: RHS nominates to students for Governor’s Honors. Shannon’s historic Zuber Cemetery topic of Berry College presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Evans Auditorium.

On Tuesday, Rome High School announced its nominees for the Governor’s Honors Program that takes place on Berry College’s campus every summer from mid-June to around mid-July.

Said RHS’s Governor’s Honors Program Coordinator Melody Burse: “The instruction is completely different from a regular high school classroom. Classes are designed to provide students with various academic, cultural and social enrichment. The classes and activities are also designed to develop our next generation of global leaders, critical thinkers and innovators. It is very different, but students truly enjoy it.”

These Rome High students will move on to the next step in the application process for the Governor Honors Program. They are:

-Shelby Wilder (Theater)
-Lillan Hubbard (Theater)
-Bronwyn Matlick (Social Studies)
-Ewan Parker (Social Studies)
-Miriam Fuller (Visual Arts)
-Cesar Cornejo-Lopez (Engineering)
-Jacob Bressette (Engineering)
-Carson Garrett (Mathematics)
-Daniel Vasandani (Science)
-Guillermo Ramirez-Sanchez (French)

Last year, Rome High had the privilege of sending two students as finalists to participate in the Governor’s Honors Program.


 

Google Map shows the location of the historic cemetery.

 

Berry College will host a presentation “The Zuber Cemetery: The Living History of an African-American Cemetery” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Evans Auditorium.

The nearly three-acre site in Shannon, was used as a slave burial ground as early as 1847. Then, the Zuber Cemetery was established in 1903 by African-American families Zuber, Dozier, Bell and Watters. The transition from slave burial site to segregated space for local African Americans provides a unique narrative that explores a challenging time in history.

The presentation will include the history of the cemetery as well as the details on the efforts being made to restore and preserve the space. Solomon F. Boone Jr., Beverly Boone Meek and Ellen Watters Sullivan all have personal connections with the cemetery and will lead the presentation.

This event is free and open to the public.

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