CARROLLTON, GA – Carrollton High School senior Katie Rubino was named the 2018 STAR Student at CHS, and what has become a recent tradition at the high school, surprised her STAR Teacher selection with a quick visit to her classroom Wednesday to make the announcement. She chose Kim Eason, who was Katie’s Accelerated Math teacher at Carrollton Junior High School.
Eason, now a math teacher at CHS who also taught Katie as a freshman, was touched by the recognition. She said this group of seniors is the last group she taught at the junior high.
“I am so honored to have been chosen by Katie as her STAR teacher,” said Eason. “It is especially humbling because I know what great teachers she has had in her years at Carrollton City Schools. This recognition has special significance for me because Katie is a part of my last full cohort of Accelerated Math students at CJHS – a group that will always be special to me.”
The STAR student award is presented to the graduating senior who posts the highest SAT score of his or her cohort and is in the top 10 percent of the class. Katie scored almost perfect score in math, and plans to attend Georgia Tech to major in mathematics or the University of Georgia with a double major in mathematics and mathematics education. She is the daughter of James and Terri Rubino of Villa Rica.
The pair now will compete at the region level with hopes of advancing to the state competition this spring. The STAR Student/ Teacher program is primarily sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.