The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program honors the hard work of students and teachers from across Columbia County.
Thanks to the continuous support of the Harlem Woman's Club, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) STAR Student Program celebrates its 63rd year of recognizing high school seniors who have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and are in the top ten percent or top ten students of their class based on grade point average.
Next, PAGE honors STAR students at the local, regional, and state levels and invites the student-selected STAR Teachers to share in this honor every step of the way.
This year, two local students were selected to represent Columbia County at the region level. Congratulations to Greenbrier High's Benjamin DiPrete and STAR Teacher, Ms. Stefanie Frey, and Lakeside High's Rachel White and STAR Teacher Susan Rutt.
In addition, the Harlem Woman's Club awards one STAR student with the Margie Bennett Memorial Scholarship, in honor of the club's late President, Margie Bennett. This year, the scholarship was awarded to Harlem High's STAR Student Jared Rager.
STAR Students and STAR Teachers are listed below:
*indicates local STAR Student and STAR Teacher winners
**Indicates winner of the Margie Rodgers Memorial Scholarship
Augusta Christian Schools
- STAR Student - Avery Jainniney
- STAR Teacher - Sarah White
Augusta Preparatory Day School
- STAR Student - Noah Nussebaum
- STAR Teacher - Jamie McAteer
Evans Christian Academy
- STAR Student - Jackson Widener
- STAR Teacher - Kathleen Greely
Evans High School
- STAR Student - Mary Beth Bryan
- STAR Teacher - Eloisae Patterson
- STAR Student - Joshua Samuel
- STAR Teacher - Eric Leiden
Greenbrier High School
- STAR Student - Benjamin DiPrete*
- STAR Teacher - Stefanie Frey*
Grovetown High School
- STAR Student - Kai NeSmith
- STAR Teacher - Jennifer Fox Norton
Harlem High School
- STAR Student - Jared Rager**
- STAR Teacher - Stephanie Arrington
Lakeside High School
- STAR Student - Rachel White*
- STAR Teacher - Susan Rutt*
Congratulations to all of these outstanding STAR Students and their selected STAR teachers! Congratulations to the local winners who will represent Columbia County at the regional level.