Bibb County announces 2014 STAR students and teachers | News
Bibb County has a double reason to be proud of its academic stars.
Each year, the STAR Student and Teacher Banquet honors an exemplary student from each participating school.
Twelve public and private institutions participated this year, in the program organized by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators. The banquet filled the Professional Sciences Building at Middle Georgia State College Tuesday night.
For a student to be nominated, he or she has to be a graduating high school senior with the highest score on a single SAT test date and be in the top 10 percent or among the top ten students of his or her class based on grade point average.
Each participating school selects a nominee. He or she then chooses a STAR teacher to share the honor.
At the annual banquet, a program-wide winner is announced. That winner goes on to compete in a region category.
This year, there were two: Naa Adorkor Allotey of Mount de Sales Academy. She was honored along with teacher Ron MacLachlan. She said she was pleased and surprised to be selected.
MacLachlan, who told 13WMAZ he's planning his retirement, said, "It's nice to close out sort of being on top."
The co-winner was Hemanth Sanjeev of Stratford Academy, and teacher Abby Schirmer. They could not attend the banquet.
Other schools' STAR teachers and students include:
Central Fellowship Christian Academy
Sarah Smith with teacher, Brandon Dailey
Central High School
Darby Mowell with teacher, Christopher Kirby
Jesse Drew with teacher, Ramona Hartman
First Presbyterian Day School
William Roddenberry with teacher, Johnathan Baker
Howard High School
Teva Ilan with teacher, Amy Brand
Rutland High School
Ariele Carswell with teacher, Sara Elliot
Tattnall Square Academy
David Dozier with teacher, Lynne Adams
Westside High School
Mark Clayton with teacher, Daniel Brown
William Hutchings Career Center
Victravia Freeman with teacher, Lawrence Robinson
Hannah Fisher with teacher, Ashley Bentley