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Thomasville City Schools STAR Student Shines
Thomasville City Schools STAR Student Shines
Desiree Celaya
Monday, February 10, 2020

     Thomasville City Schools STAR Student for the Class of 2020 is Max White.  Each high school STAR Student is asked to name his/her STAR Teacher.  White selected Dawn Hunnewell who was his eighth grade English teacher.  

     To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.  Nominees' SAT scores must be equal to or be higher than the concorded mean scores on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Math sections.  
     The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development.  Since its creation in 1958 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Program has honored nearly 26,000 high school seniors who have in turn chosen their STAR Teachers to share in this recognition. Every accredited high school in Georgia is eligible to participate in this preeminent student/teacher academic recognition.  In the mid-1990's the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation was asked by the Georgia Chamber and the State Department of Education to assume responsibility for the oversight, administration and promotion of the statewide STAR program.
     White is adding “STAR Student” to his growing list of achievements during his time at Thomasville High School and Scholars Academy.  White earned a perfect score on the ACT during his junior year, was named an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, is currently a finalist for the University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship scholarship program, and was named as a “Commended Student” in the National Merit Scholarship Program.