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Bibb County announces 2014 STAR students and teachers


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

Covenant Academy

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

Windsor Academy

Hannah Fisher with teacher, Ashley Bentley


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