FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gwinnett County Recognizes Top Students and Teachers
STAR Honorees and Winners Announced
(GWINNETT-METRO ATLANTA) April 13, 2021 – The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation and Partnership Gwinnett partnered to announce the PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program highlighting Gwinnett’s best and brightest students and teachers. These awards celebrate the achievements of STAR students and teachers from each Gwinnett County high school, both public and private.
“We are very proud of our high school students for being recognized as academic achievers of excellence within their respective schools,” said Gwinnett Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “These young people are incredible representatives of our powerful public and private school systems in Gwinnett County.”
Since its creation, the STAR program has honored nearly 28,000 students and the teachers they have selected as the most influential to their academic achievement. High school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average to qualify for STAR nomination.
STAR begins each year in participating Georgia high schools when the STAR Student is named and chooses a STAR Teacher to share in this recognition. The students and their teachers are honored by their schools and receive special recognition in their communities from one of the more than 170 statewide civic organizations and businesses that serve as local sponsors of the STAR program. Students then compete for school system recognition as the top STAR Student, and those winners compete for region honors. Region winners contend for the honor of being named State PAGE STAR Student. STAR Teachers continue with their STAR Students at every level of the program.
“It’s an honor to be a part of the celebration of these exceptional Gwinnett County students and teachers each year,” said Adam Forrand, Vice President of Education, Talent & Leadership Development at Partnership Gwinnett. “We thank our teachers for the extraordinary investment they make in their students every day. We hope to see these students continue their personal and professional paths right here in Gwinnett County regardless of where their post-secondary plans take them.”
PAGE and the PAGE Foundation honor outstanding students and educators and, encourage academic excellence through competitive academic programs such as PAGE STAR, the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades and the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon.
STAR 2021 WINNERS REPRESENTING ALL GWINNETT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
|System Winner||School Name||STAR Student||STAR Teacher|
|Archer High School||Morgan Bell||Joni Jameson|
|Berkmar High School||Matthew Kededa||Robert Krask|
|*||Brookwood High School||Cindy Huynh||David Dimsdale|
|*||Buford High School||Monroe Harless||Gail Harris|
|*||Buford High School||James Morgan||Justin Johnson|
|*||Buford High School||Vachan Patel||Lisa Cole|
|Central Gwinnett High School||Anahi “Camila” Canales Dominguez||Kari Slaten|
|Collins Hill High School||Wells Bussey||Jeremy Lumpkin|
|Dacula High School||Caitlyn Coker||Cherie McAdams|
|Discovery High School||Saeeda Osei Frimpong||Dr. Jayme Hicks|
|Duluth High School||Ria Iyengar||Vincent Hill|
|Grayson High School||Daniel Obafemi||Dr. Darren Bennett|
|Greater Atlanta Christian School||Darlene Nguyen||Mary Lynn Huett|
|Gwinnett County Online Campus||David Gallagher||Hope Campbell|
|Gwinnett School of Math, Science & Tech||Donghao “Jason” Jiang||Dr. Rhonda Rackley|
|Hebron Christian Academy||Avery Fulmer||Dawn Lyon|
|Killian Hill Christian School||Halle Mok||Jeri Cordell|
|Lanier High School||Samuel Lee||Joel Sisson|
|Lanier High School||Veronica Roberson||David Metrio|
|McClure Health Science High School||Bailey Duarte||Jeimy Soto Leon|
|Meadowcreek High School||Michael Chun||Dr. Marietta Malone|
|Mill Creek High School||Zachary “Zach” Bryce Shapiro||Greg Marr|
|Mountain View High School||Sydney Scott||Dr. Nicki Collins|
|Norcross High School||Joshua Mao||Derek Mobley|
|North Gwinnett High School||Sarah Park||Andrea Boyce|
|Notre Dame Academy||Rohan Soni||Nancy Thompson|
|Parkview High School||Heyi “Alina” Zhang||Miranda Rouk|
|Paul Duke STEM High School||Jasmine Hsu||Kathleen Keller|
|Peachtree Ridge High School||Brian Ji||Victoria Enloe|
|Providence Christian Academy||Zoe Mitchell||Constance Coles|
|Shiloh High School||Kennedy Odiboh||Chantal Edmondson|
|South Gwinnett High School||Rylee Dunlap||Vanna Mayfield|
|Sugar Hill Christian Academy||Lilian “Lily” Cho||Heather Adams|
|Wesleyan School||Jacob Price||Deborah Brown|
For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.partnershipgwinnett.com.
About Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) is the state’s largest and fastest-growing educator association. Deeply committed to excellence in public education, PAGE provides unparalleled legal coverage, legislative advocacy, and professional learning opportunities to more than 97,000 teachers, administrators, and school personnel. PAGE protects, supports, and empowers members throughout all stages and facets of their career. For more information, visit our website at www.pageinc.org
About Partnership Gwinnett Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2006, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development, and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Fueled by the support of over one hundred companies, municipalities, Gwinnett County, K-12 and higher education systems, the mission of Partnership Gwinnett is to strengthen the community’s diverse economy to compete in the global marketplace and position Gwinnett as the premiere place to live, work and play.
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