Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

2023 Star Students and Teachers Recognized at Annual Luncheon

Published on: 2/21/2023

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.

​School NameStudentTeacher
Alfred Ely Beach High SchoolEliezer Neria-PenaMs. Kelsey Andersson
H.V. Jenkins High SchoolAiden J. MaxwellMrs. Elizabeth Ewbanks
Islands High SchoolMiles C. ParkhurstMrs. Hilary Ho
New Hampstead High SchoolLeah M. WorrillMr. John Griffin
Groves High SchoolLucas D. PraterDr. Roger Pacheco
Savannah Arts AcademyMargaret WadeMr. Michael Riccio
Savannah Early College High SchoolCassandra M. CatesMs. Wanda Early
Sol C. Johnson High SchoolManav Y. ScrogginDr. Brianna Tarzia
Windsor Forest High SchoolMakayla CulpepperMs. Michele Hooker
Woodville-Tompkins High SchoolObrien WhiteMs. Janelle Partap​

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