Congratulations to this year’s Cherokee County School District STAR Students and Teachers!
The Canton and Woodstock Lions Clubs recently honored CCSD students and teachers at their annual STAR Student and Teacher Recognition Ceremony held earlier this month at the Cherokee Arts Center in downtown Canton. These honorees will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the March 16, 2017 School Board meeting.
The STAR, or Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, Student honor is awarded to the student from each Cherokee County public and private high school with the highest score on any single test date of the SAT (taken through the November test date of their senior year) and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Each honored student is invited to select his or her favorite teacher to be named that school’s STAR Teacher.
High school STAR Students compete for system titles, and the overall Cherokee County STAR Student is Isabelle Riddle from Sequoyah High School! Her STAR Teacher is Dr. Wendy Roberts.
System STAR Students compete for region-wide honors in the 12 STAR Regions, and Region winners are invited to Atlanta to compete for the state PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) STAR scholarships and awards. STAR Teachers continue on with their STAR Students at every level of the program.
“Congratulations to all of our STAR Students and Teachers!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We greatly appreciate the Lions Clubs and PAGE recognizing and celebrating excellence in teaching and learning in our schools. We look forward to honoring these top scholars and educators with our School Board!”
STAR Student: Pragya Sharma
STAR Teacher: Charley Ingham
STAR Student: Austin Miles
STAR Teacher: Wendy McCarron
STAR Student: Brandon Baker
STAR Teacher: Dr. Wright Vermilya
River Ridge HS
STAR Student: Anabelle Paulino
STAR Teacher: Joy Clarkston
STAR Student: Isabelle Riddle
STAR Teacher: Dr. Wendy Roberts
STAR Student: A.J. Cox
STAR Teacher: Debbie Hipp