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2014 Houston County STAR Students, Teachers & STAR System Winners Announced
2014 Houston County STAR Students, Teachers & STAR System Winners Announced

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber’s Educational Foundation and the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2014 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) System Award winners.  The 2014 STAR System Winners for Houston County are: student- Willa M. Wang and teacher- Sherin Hinnant from Houston County High School.  The award is given to one student from a high school in the county.  STAR students compete for System Title and System STAR student in turn compete for region honors in the 12 STAR Regions.  Region winners and their STAR teachers are invited to further compete for the state STAR awards.

Six seniors and teachers from each high school in Houston County were awarded on Wednesday evening.  The 2014 STAR students and their teachers who were recognized include:

Houston County High School                                               Northside High School

Willa M. Wang                      STAR Student                           Hunter Riley Craft                   STAR Student

Sherin Hinnant                       STAR Teacher                        Patricia Ogletree                    STAR Teacher 

Perry High School                                                                   The Westfield School

Jacob Allen Turner                STAR Student                          Gehrig Allan Broxton              STAR Student

Debra Anderson                    STAR Teacher                         Grady Knight                          STAR Teacher

Warner Robins High School                                                  Veterans High School

Brendan Kennedy                  STAR Student                          Emily Megan Deyton              STAR Student

Louis Leskosky                      STAR Teacher                         Jeremy Williams                    STAR Teacher

The recipients were honored at an Awards Reception, each receiving an engraved plaque.  Each System Winner was also given a $250 gift certificate.  Mr. William Carroll, Westfield’s Head of Schools and Dr. Robin Hines, Superintendent of Houston County Schools were also present to offer encouragement and congratulate the students for their achievement.

The STAR program is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Education.  Since its inception, the STAR program has honored more than 24,000 students and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic achievement.

To obtain the STAR nomination, students must have the highest score in one sitting on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.

For more information about the STAR Program, call Aura Lee Durham, Chief operating Officer for the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce at 478.922.8585 or Beth McLaughlin, Director of Community and School Affairs for the Houston County Board of Education at 478.988.6390.

For more photos from this event, please visit the Chamber Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinsregional/

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