The Kiwanis Club of Savannah recognized the 2023 STAR Students and Teachers of the year at a luncheon February 21, 2023 at The Pirate's House.
STAR – the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program – recognizes Georgia's highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in those students' academic development. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Each high school STAR Student is asked to name his/her STAR Teacher.
Students and Teachers received a framed certificate and students were invited to say a few words before the crowd of nearly 100 supporters. Parents, teachers, principals and students all enjoyed a lunch of southern favorites, then listened to students thank their families and teachers, and provide a glimpse into their future plans.
The Kiwanis Club of Savannah has sponsored this local event for over four decades.
See photos from the event here. See the list of 2023 STAR Students and Teachers from each SCCPSS high school below.
|Alfred Ely Beach High School||Eliezer Neria-Pena||Ms. Kelsey Andersson|
|H.V. Jenkins High School||Aiden J. Maxwell||Mrs. Elizabeth Ewbanks|
|Islands High School||Miles C. Parkhurst||Mrs. Hilary Ho|
|New Hampstead High School||Leah M. Worrill||Mr. John Griffin|
|Groves High School||Lucas D. Prater||Dr. Roger Pacheco|
|Savannah Arts Academy||Margaret Wade||Mr. Michael Riccio|
|Savannah Early College High School||Cassandra M. Cates||Ms. Wanda Early|
|Sol C. Johnson High School||Manav Y. Scroggin||Dr. Brianna Tarzia|
|Windsor Forest High School||Makayla Culpepper||Ms. Michele Hooker|
|Woodville-Tompkins High School||Obrien White||Ms. Janelle Partap|