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2017-18 STAR Students and Teachers

2018 Star Students and Teachers

Congratulations to this year’s Cherokee County School District STAR Students and Teachers!

The Canton and Woodstock Lions Clubs this week honored CCSD students and teachers at their annual STAR Student and Teacher Recognition Ceremony 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 15, 2018 School Board meeting.

The overall Cherokee County STAR Student is Sasha Stogniy from Woodstock High School, and her STAR Teacher is Kelly Burke.

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 Sasha Stogniy from Woodstock High School! Her STAR Teacher is Kelly Burke.

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.

“We congratulate all of our STAR Students and Teachers on this admirable achievement!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Thank you to the Lions Clubs and PAGE for celebrating these shining examples of excellence in education. We look forward to recognizing these stars next month with our School Board!”

Cherokee HS
STAR Student: Stephanie Bradley
STAR Teacher: Roy Lange

Creekview HS
STAR Student: Kristen Farmer and Will Touchstone
STAR Teacher: Jason Hardin and Tom Armstrong

Etowah HS
STAR Student: Sean Waldron
STAR Teacher: Brian Heglund

River Ridge HS
STAR Student: Simon Yang
STAR Teacher: Tracye Bulger

Sequoyah HS
STAR Student: Alyssa Cagle
STAR Teacher: Dr. Cathy Murphy

Woodstock HS
STAR Student: Sasha Stogniy
STAR Teacher: Kelly Burke