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2018-19 STAR Students and Teachers

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Congratulations to the Cherokee County School District’s 2019 STAR Students and Teachers!

The STAR, or Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, Student honor is awarded to the high school senior from each Georgia public and private high school with the highest score on any single test date of the SAT (taken through the November test date of senior year), who also is in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of his or her 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.

STAR Students compete for school system titles, and the overall CCSD STAR Student is a tie between Riley McCready of Etowah High School and Jordan Vaughn of Sequoyah High School!  Riley selected Etowah HS science teacher John Murnan as her STAR Teacher; Jordan selected Adam Lundy from her former high school in California.

System STAR Students compete for region-wide honors in the 12 STAR Regions, and Region winners compete for the statewide title, sponsored by PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators), as well as scholarships and awards.  STAR Teachers continue on with their STAR Students at every level of the program.

The Canton and Woodstock Lions Clubs will honor CCSD students and teachers at their annual STAR Student and Teacher Recognition Ceremony on Monday at the Cherokee Arts Center in downtown Canton.  The honorees will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at Thursday’s School Board meeting.

“Congratulations to all of our STAR Students and Teachers on earning this important recognition of excellence in academic achievement and education,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “We appreciate PAGE and the Lions Clubs for sponsoring the program and honoring these shining stars.” 

Cherokee HS
STAR Student: Anne Greer
STAR Teacher: Shannon Hemphill

Creekview HS
STAR Student: Wyatt Brooks
STAR Teacher: Tom Armstrong

Etowah HS
STAR Student: Riley McCready
STAR Teacher: John Murnan

River Ridge HS
STAR Student: Hailey Martin
STAR Teacher: Ansley Sand

Sequoyah HS
STAR Student: Jordan Vaughn
STAR Teacher: Adam Lundy

Woodstock HS
STAR Student: Andy Jiang
STAR Teacher: Henry Oglesby