Cherokee County School District is recognizing its high school students who have earned the highest scores on the SAT.
The STAR, or Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, Student honor is awarded to the high school senior from each Georgia high school with the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken by the contest deadline, who also in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Each honored student is invited to select their favorite teacher to be named that school’s STAR Teacher.
The CCSD honorees are:
Cherokee High SchoolSamuel Wyatt, student
Eric Jones, teacher
Creekview High SchoolKoryn Todd, student
Brenda Guyer, teacher
Etowah High School
Analise Black, student
Kristy Szpindor, teacher
Ian McKinney, student
John Murnan, teacher
River Ridge High SchoolNicholas Audinet, student
Casey Belli, teacher
Sequoyah High SchoolJeremy Jeong, student
Andrew Oberlies, teacher
Woodstock High SchoolArnav Sharma, student
Steve Epperson, teacher
“Our STAR Students shine brightly among all graduating seniors in the nation, and we’re incredibly proud of their accomplishments,” Superintendent Brian Hightower said in a statement. “Congratulations to these extraordinary students and their families and to their dedicated teachers, who these awards also honor, for their work to teach, coach and guide their STAR Students toward future success.”
This year, the program sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and additionally at the local level by the Lions Clubs, is following a different model, and a virtual event will be held later this spring to announce the state winner. The Cherokee County School Board and superintendent will honor the CCSD winners with a virtual recognition during the May school board meeting.