Tyler Knowles in the Governor’s Honors Program for Dance

Tyler Knowles dancing on stage in the the Mill Creek Fall Dance Show

Debbie Douches

Tyler Knowles dancing on stage in the the Mill Creek Fall Dance Show "Iconic".

Mill Creek student, Tyler Knowles, 10, was nominated to be in the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) for dance.

“[GHP is] a statewide competitive program in a bunch of different content areas, including academics, foreign languages, and fine arts. Basically, if nominated by one of your teachers, you go along this six month testing, audition, and interview process to become a finalist,” Knowles said. “If you are chosen as a finalist, then you get to go to Berry College for a four week stay on campus program over the summer to study in your content area for free.”

Knowles was selected to be a finalist in the program.

“I was nominated by Suzanne Muck, Mill Creek’s dance program teacher. Then, I went along the audition and interview process and was selected to be a finalist by the GHP dance committee,” Knowles said.

Knowles is grateful for the experience and is excited for what the future holds.

“It means a whole heck of a lot. I mean, I’ve only been dancing for such little time and to be given such a huge opportunity is crazy to me. I am so excited to grow in my art and push myself beyond anything I’ve ever known,” Knowles said.