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Kenyon Selected As Star Student, Chooses Sabo as Star Teacher

Edward Kenyon was chosen as Carrollton High School’s 2024 STAR Student. He chose Kristen Sabo as his STAR Teacher. The honorees pose after receiving their certificates Jan. 10 with CHS Principal Ian Lyle.

CARROLLTON, GA — Carrollton High School senior Edward Kenyon was named the 2024 STAR Student, receiving recognition for his outstanding academic achievements. Adding an element of surprise to the occasion, Principal Ian Lyle paid an unexpected visit to Edward’s chosen STAR Teacher, Kristen Sabo, to formally announce this prestigious honor.

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. 

Edward’s academic path has earned him a reputation as an exceptionally bright and ambitious student with a passion for chemistry. He said being selected as the STAR Student means a lot to him.

“This recognition confirms that the effort I have put into my academic career has paid off and motivates me to continue giving my best in my schoolwork during my final semester of high school and beyond,” he said.

Edward, the son of Dr. William Kenyon and Dr. Sara Molesworth-Kenyon, has designated Kristen Sabo, his science teacher at CHS for the past three years, as his STAR teacher.

“I chose Mrs. Sabo as my STAR Teacher because she has had a positive impact on my life both inside and outside of the classroom,” he said. “Inside her class, I discovered and developed my passion for chemistry, and I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of her Academic Bowl Team after school.”

Sabo’s selection marked a significant milestone in her 22-year career. While she expressed her pride in this achievement, she also humbly acknowledged the numerous exceptional educators surrounding her.

“I am proud to be selected as Edward’s STAR teacher,” she said, “but I’m one of hundreds that we have in this school system. This is a great place to live and work, and I’m proud to be a lifelong Trojan.”

Principal Lyle praised the two for their individual commitment to academics and a love of learning.  

“Edward exemplifies the gold standard of academic achievement,” he said. “Mrs. Sabo’s dedication to her students reflects her passion for nurturing and inspiring young minds. Together, their accomplishments serve as a shining example of the excellence we strive for at our school.”

The pair now will compete at the regional level with hopes of advancing to the state competition this spring. The STAR Student/Teacher program is locally sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and further supported by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

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