Twenty-three of the top performing high school seniors in the Cobb County School District were recognized Monday as their school’s STAR student(s). The 52nd annual STAR Student and Teacher banquet was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Metro-Marietta and Professional Association of Georgia Educators.
Since its creation, the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) has honored tens of thousands of students from each Georgia public and private high school. The 2019 STAR Students stood out for having the highest SAT score on a single test and also having a grade point average in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Several Cobb students tied for the STAR student recognition at their school and so share the honor for 2019.
Crowning them STAR Teachers, each STAR Student invited the one teacher who they credited with having the single biggest impact on their academic accomplishments.
“We are proud of our high-achieving STAR Students and their commitment to their education, and we are thankful for all the teachers who have been instrumental in helping our STAR students shine. To our STAR teachers, your positive impact on students will be felt for years to come,” said Cobb Superintendent Chris Ragsdale.
Superintendent Ragsdale and several Cobb Schools Board of Education members attended the spotlight event to help recognize the District’s outstanding STARS. The Board members in attendance include Randy Scamihorn (Post 1); David Chastain (Post 5); David Banks (Post 6); and Brad Wheeler (Post 7).
Later in March, Cobb’s 2019 STAR students will compete against the students from the north metro Atlanta region for the chance to advance to state.
Cobb County School District 2019 STAR Students and Teachers:
School STAR Student STAR Teacher
|Allatoona High School||Heather Sendall||Neisha Williams|
|Campbell High School||Grace Li||Melyn Roberson|
|Harrison High School||Harrison Smith||Monica Doriney|
|Hillgrove High School||Brooke Hansbrough||Michael Tydings|
|Kell High School *||Anabelle Colmenares||Davan Silva|
|Kell High School *||Reilly McLean||Lauren Forbes|
|Kennesaw Mountain High School *||Nick Dentice||Eden Hunt|
|Kennesaw Mountain High School *||Dorian Kidonakis||Angela Wood|
|Kennesaw Mountain High School *||Lily Kim||Joanne Jezequel|
|Kennesaw Mountain High School *||Emily Williams||Michael Huebner|
|Lassiter High School||Peter Jacobson||Dianne Adams|
|McEachern High School||Jarah Cotton||Beth Amacher|
|North Cobb High School||Rebekah Geil||Deepa Stephen|
|Osborne High School||Jocelynn Galvan||Antoinette McGarey|
|Pebblebrook High School||Martin Vershel||Frank Timmerman|
|Pope High School||Hannah Rose Grant||Luisa Munar|
|South Cobb High School||Kevin Homer||Eduardo Ramos|
|Sprayberry High School||Yllona Coronado||Scott Grant|
|Walton High school *||William Ellsworth||Doug Wolfe|
|Walton High school *||Albert Tingand||Brian Wilson|
|Walton High school *||Jayson Wu||Laura Speer|
|Wheeler High School *||Andrew Koo||Nicole Ice|
|Wheeler High School *||Daniel Zhou||Susan Phillips|
*Indicates a Star Student tie