Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

2024 Star Students and Teachers Recognized at Annual Luncheon

Published on: 2/14/2024

The Kiwanis Club of Savannah recognized the 2024 STAR Students and Teachers of the year at a luncheon February 13, 2024 at The Pirate's House. The Kiwanis Club is the local sponsor of the program created by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in 1958 and overseen by PAGE – the Professional Association of Georgia Educators – since the mid-1990's.

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 2024 STAR Students and Teachers from each SCCPSS high school below.

School NameStudentTeacher
Alfred Ely Beach High SchoolArianna TruellMrs. Beverly Lawton
H.V. Jenkins High SchoolAllen ZhengMrs. Kristen Wilson
Islands High SchoolBranson JamesMrs. Vanessa Routh
New Hampstead High SchoolJadelyn HunterMrs. Delicia Worrill
Robert W. Groves High SchoolKa'Leah ParkerMr. LaVon Landy
Savannah Arts AcademyLucca RadosavljevicMrs. Joyce Chow
Savannah Classical AcademyWilliam ZurcherMr. Shane Lucht
Savannah Early College High SchoolAryaman PrasadMrs. Antoinette Kavoori
School of Liberal Studies at Savannah HighKayden GreyMr. George Brown
Sol C. Johnson High SchoolIsabela Chabrier-DiazMrs. Natasha Grant
Windsor Forest High SchoolJanki-Hiren Kumar PatelMs. Michele Hooker
Woodville-Tompkins High SchoolKayin MylesMs. Alise Cremonini

​Chatham County is a part of Region 8 for the STAR Student/Teacher program.  The local winner each year moves on the Regional Competition and the Regional winner moves on to the State Competition.  The STAR Student's teacher moves on with them at each level.

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