• 2024 STAR Reception


    STAR Students, Teachers Honored at STAR Reception hosted by Henry County Chamber of Commerce. 

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce recognized 18 students and their chosen teachers at the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) reception. 

    The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgia Department of Education sponsor the STAR program each year, but each local chamber of commerce takes on the local recognition ceremony with sponsorship support from various businesses in the community. 

    This year’s event took place at the Fairview Performing Arts Center at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23.  The 2024 student and teacher honorees, along with their families and school administrators, were treated to a reception and a program honoring their hard work in school. 

    In order to be selected as the STAR Student for one’s high school, a high school senior must have the highest score on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of the class based on grade point average.

    Each STAR Student also gets the opportunity to select a STAR Teacher to be honored alongside the student at the recognition event.  This teacher is usually the one who has had the most influence on the student’s academics in a school setting.  Students and teachers honored at the school level then have the chance to compete for the overall county STAR title.  If one earns the county-level title, that student and teacher then move forward to one of eight regional competitions and then possibly the state competition.

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    The Henry County STAR Students and Teachers are as follows:

       Bible Baptist Christian School – Ethan Black (student), Michelle Parker (teacher)

       Community Christian School – Bihan Bhattrai (student), Cindy Balsam (teacher)

       Creekside Christian Academy – William McGinnis (student), Lewis Moye (teacher)

       Dutchtown High School – Avi Patel (student), Shenera Yearby (teacher)

       Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy – Nicholas Mathew (student), Shelley McNeight (teacher)

       Eagle’s Landing High School–Mahil Patel (student), Archie Proveaux (teacher)

       Hampton High School – Kyler McAdams (student), Pamela Chester (teacher)

       Locust Grove High School – Jenna Powers (student), Patrick Harp (teacher)

       Luella High School – Camden Keesey (student), Jaime Henck (teacher)

       McDonough High School – Keara Field (student), Bridgette Presley (teacher)

       New Creation Christian Academy – Carter MacNeil (student), Patrick Perkins (teacher)

       Ola High School – Audrey Walton (student), Joshua Singleton (teacher)

       Stockbridge High School – Aubrey Perry (student), Jennifer Clark (teacher)          

       Strong Rock Christian School – Christina Kurten (student), Marsha Sanders (teacher)

       Union Grove High School – Harshika Garlapati (student), Ashleigh Eidson (teacher)

       Union Grove High School – Curtis Nguyen (student), Dr. Darby Purvis (teacher)

       Woodland High School – Anuoluwagbemi Olusanya (student), Nina Kendall (teacher)

       Woodland High School – Jose-Julian Borrero (student), Benjamin Rawlins (teacher)

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    Eagle's Landing Christian Academy senior, Nicholas Mathew was named Henry County STAR Student at the annual STAR Student and Teacher Reception held at Fairview Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, January 23.