Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Islands Senior Named STAR Student Region Winner

Published on: 3/25/2019

​One month after a Savannah-Chatham County Public School student tied for top honors at this year’s Annual Chatham County STAR Student and STAR Teacher recognition luncheon.  Islands High School Senior Caroline Adkins was named the regional winner at the Region Ceremony in Statesboro on March 20th.  Adkins chose to honor Ms. Megan Heberle, her scientific research teacher as her STAR Teacher.  The STAR teacher is the one educator that the STAR student feels has been the most influential/inspiring.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program seeks to showcase academic excellence among public and private high school students.  Each year across the state of Georgia, STAR students and STAR teachers are honored by their schools and receive special recognition in their communities from civic organizations and businesses that serve as local sponsors of the STAR program.  Those recognized receive the opportunity to continue to regional and state level competition.

The factors considered in naming the STAR student are class rank and SAT Scores.  Adkins will now advance to the State Level Competition in Atlanta which will be held at the end of April.  The State competition includes essays and an interview.

The Chatham County event is held each year by the Kiwanis Club of Savannah.  Corporate sponsors of the event include, Kinder Morgan, Reese & Company, Bernard Williams, Hussey Gay Bell, and Rody’s Audio Warehouse.

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