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WCS announces 2021 STAR Student & Teacher recipients

 

Whitfield County Schools is proud to announce the 2021 STAR Student and Teacher recipients. 

 
2021 STAR Students & Teachers
 
Coahulla Creek High School (photo 1)
STAR Student: Alexandra Grace Defalco
STAR Teacher: Josh Deslattes

Northwest High School (photo 2)
STAR Student: Courtney Marie Jones
STAR Teacher: Janet Robbins

Southeast High School (photo 3)
STAR Student: Elizabeth Ellen Shirah
STAR Teacher: Alison Hunt

To obtain the STAR nomination, graduating high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent of their class based on grade point average. STAR begins each year when the STAR Student is named and chooses a STAR Teacher to share in this recognition.

Coahulla Creek's STAR Student, Alexandra Grace Defalco, is also the 2021 District STAR Student for having the highest overall score on the SAT. She and her STAR Teacher, Mr. Deslattes, will move on to compete for region honors.

About the STAR program:

The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, now in its 63rd year, is sponsored, administered, and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and the PAGE Foundation. Since its creation, the STAR program has honored nearly 28,000 students and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic achievement. To obtain the 2021 STAR nomination, graduating 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.
 
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 titles, and those winners compete for region honors. Region Winners compete for the honor of being named State PAGE STAR Student. STAR Teachers continue on with their STAR Students at every level of the program. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators honors outstanding students and educators, and encourages academic excellence through competitive programs such as PAGE STAR, the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades, and the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon.
 
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 www.pageinc.org