st_1005 on 11/12/2008



LaGrange, GA – Governor Sonny Perdue and State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox recently named the winner’s of the Governor’s Cup, honoring schools for improvement in SAT scores.  Callaway High School, which showed significant gains in SAT scores last year, was among the winners.

            Governor Perdue initiated the statewide competition in 2003 as part of an overall effort to raise Georgia’s SAT scores.  The Governor’s Cup Challenge is based on high school athletic regions and classifications previously assigned by the Georgia High School Association.

            “In any competition – athletic or academic – how you prepare is how you’ll play.  Georgia’s students are working harder than ever to perform well on the SAT,” said Governor Perdue.  “I know that dedicated teachers, involved parents and hard-working students all worked together on this outstanding achievement.  I’m pleased to recognize their collective success and present these schools with the Governor’s Cup trophies.”

            Callaway High School had an average increase in SAT scores over the past two years of 29 points.  As a regional winner, the school received a $1,000 grant towards SAT preparation courses in addition to the trophy.  Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is a partner in the Governor’s Cup, providing all prizes to the winning schools.

            “This is a tremendous honor for everyone at Callaway High School,” said Principal Kevin Jones.  “Students have been diligent in their studies and have received support from teachers and parents who are dedicated to their success and continuous improvement.”