The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual STAR Student/Teacher Achievement Recognition awards program at the February membership breakfast held at the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center. The local Chamber has co-hosted this program with the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) for 64 years, recognizing the top performing high school seniors with the highest SAT scores, and the teacher each student chose as having the most influence in their academic development.
During the STAR ceremony, students from the Carroll County School System, Carrollton City School System and Oak Mountain Academy were recognized. The honorees, their teachers and parents, and school administrators heard from Carroll County School Superintendent Scott Cowart, Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus, and Oak Mountain Academy Head of School, Patrick Yuran.
STAR honorees from the Carroll County School System include: Bowdon High School students Sheyah Boyd and Gracie Folds and their teachers Carrie Gay and Kim Whitman; Central High School student Sam Conerly and his teacher Salita Parker; Mt. Zion High School student Graym Brown and his teacher Scott Jones; Temple High School student Emily Hummer and her teacher LaTeisha Drummond; and Villa Rica High School student Gavin Wilkinson and his teacher Sarah Triplett.