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2014-15 STAR Students and Teachers

2014-15 STAR Students and Teachers


Cherokee County STAR Student Chetan Velivela of River Ridge High School, left, and his STAR teacher Jon McDuffie. Photo by Cherokee Tribune/Erin Gray.

The Canton and Woodstock Lions Clubs recently honored Cherokee County School District students and teachers at their annual STAR Student and STAR Teacher Recognition Ceremony.

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 SAT score.

Each honored student is invited to select his or her favorite teacher to be named that school’s STAR Teacher.

The student with the highest score in the entire county, is named the Cherokee County STAR Student and is to be named the regional STAR student.  River Ridge High School student Chetan Velivela is the Cherokee County STAR Student, and his STAR Teacher is Jon McDuffie.

The other CCSD Honorees are:

Cherokee HS
Student: Jamie Dowis
Teacher: Heather Smith

Creekview HS
Student: Jacob Cochran
Teacher: Kimberly Gegges

Etowah HS
Student: Joseph Litrel
Teacher: Brian Heglund

Sequoyah HS
Student: Ansley Petherick
Teacher: Wendy Roberts

Woodstock HS
Student: Jacob Beckham
Teacher: Ryan McKendrick