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2019 Coweta STAR Students and Teachers Honored

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Coweta County School System seniors and teachers were among those honored at the annual STAR Student Program on Friday March 8. They include, left to right, Northgate High School STAR Student Jake Philip Bronzi and STAR Teacher Erin Blake, Newnan High School STAR Teacher Allison Hurston (STAR Student Rad Wyrick not pictured), and East Coweta High School STAR student Jasmine Park and STAR Teacher Martha Milam.

2019 Coweta County STAR Students were honored by the Newnan Rotary Club on Friday.

The annual STAR program was hosted by the Newnan Rotary Club on March 8 at the Newnan Country Club. STAR Students from East Coweta High School, Newnan High School, Northgate High School, the Heritage School, Central Christian School, and Trinity Christian School were all recognized at the event, along with their chosen STAR Teachers, parents and school representatives.

This year’s STAR Students and Teachers from Coweta County’s six participating schools were:

Newnan High School STAR Student Radford Charles Wyrick and STAR Teacher Allison Hurston (AP Biology teacher, Newnan High School).

Northgate High School STAR Student Jake Philip Bronzi and STAR Teacher Erin Blake (AP European History, Northgate High School).

East Coweta High School STAR Student Yewon “Jasmine” Park and STAR Teacher Martha Milam (AP Chemistry teacher, East Coweta High School).

The Heritage School STAR Student Taaseen Hossain Khan and STAR Teacher Dorothy Rich (AP Calculus and Statistics, the Heritage School).

Central Christian School STAR Student Mary Louise Christensen and STAR Teacher Jason Settle (12th Grade Bible teacher, Central Christian School).

Trinity Christian School STAR Student Riley Ann Price and STAR Teacher Jennifer Rinkenberger (AP Calculus, Trinity Christian School).

Heritage senior Taaseen Khan was announced as Coweta County’s 2019 STAR Student, and will attend the region 3B STAR Student honors on March 14 at the Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program recognizes top academic students in Georgia high schools each year at the school, county, regional and state levels. To be named STAR, senior class students must have the highest score in their school in one sitting on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) taken through the November test date of their senior year. They must also be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.

STAR students are asked to honor the educator who most influenced their academic achievement by naming them as their STAR Teacher. All five STAR teachers introduced the Rotary members to their students at Friday’s program, citing their scholarship, high character, and their extracurricular and civic accomplishments.

The Newnan Rotary Club serves as the local sponsor for the statewide STAR program, which recognizes top-achieving high school students each year. The students’ STAR Teachers introduced their students at the Friday program, and were joined by their parents, principals or school heads and other school representatives.

The STAR Program is organized by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Department of Education. The Newnan Rotary Club hosts the local STAR program locally.