2013 STAR Students, Teachers Recognized | Community Spirit
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Perry and Robins Regional and Chambers of Commerce will host the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Student and STAR Teacher recognition program on Feb. 7, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. The program will be held in Perry at The Go Fish Education Center.
During the program, STAR students and their teachers will be recognized, and the district winner will be announced for the first time. The 2013 STAR Students and Teachers from the Houston County School System are:
· Houston County High: Will Freeman and teacher Laura Byrd;
· Northside High: Hunter Smith and teacher Jami Moore;
· Perry High: Jimmy Mehserle, III and teacher Nathan Dooley;
· Veterans High: Somnath Das and teacher David Shepherd;
· Warner Robins High: Katie Martin and teacher Randi Collier.
Each honoree will be presented an engraved gift, and the system STAR Student and Teacher will each be given a $250 gift card. The system STAR Student and Teacher will attend the Region STAR banquet on Mar. 18, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in Macon at Middle Georgia State College. The region winner would next attend the state banquet held in Atlanta. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Education sponsor the STAR Program.
The STAR program was created to focus attention on Georgia's outstanding students and teachers. To obtain the STAR nomination, students must have the highest score in one sitting on the SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year. Students must also be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class. Each STAR student selects a STAR teacher - someone who has been most influential in his or her academic success. STAR students compete for system, region and state-level awards.
The Go Fish Education Center is located at 1255 Perry Parkway in Perry. The phone number is 478-988-6701. For more information about the STAR event, please call Vicki Mosteller at the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce at 478-987-1234.