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Saturday, February 18, 2017

STAR Finalists - 2017

2017 STAR Teachers and Finalists

Optimist Club of Jasper Announces the 2017 PHS STAR Finalists

The Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the STAR Program (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) is pleased to recognize the 2017 PHS STAR Finalists.

For over 25 years the Optimists have recognized the PHS STAR Student and Teacher along with nine STAR Finalists with the largest and most unique local STAR Banquet in this statewide program.  In the local program, the Optimists not only recognize the STAR Student and Teacher, but an additional nine STAR Student and Teacher Finalists. 

The 2017 Star Finalists are:

Student                      Teacher

Kyle Combs                     Angela Quarles
Laura Henke                   Lisa Hardman
Michael Jorgensen          Rodney Martin
Jackson Melton               Valerie Boehm
Danielle O’Dell                Lynn Cantrell
Sierra Stanfield               Seana Thompson
Roman Tapia                   Robbie Cheatham
Kelsey Wise                    Gail Culbreth
Mary Zuidema                 Cheryl Carter

The PAGE (STAR) program, is administered and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE).  Since its inception in 1958 the STAR program has honored nearly 26,000 students and the teachers selected as the most influential to their academic achievement. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT and be in the top ten percent or top ten students of their class based on grade point average.

Each year the Optimist Club ask the STAR Students and Teachers to complete a questionnaire.  Responses from all STARS will be in a later edition of the Pickens County Progress

The Optimist Club of Jasper will recognize the 2017 STAR Finalists and their selected teachers along with the 2017 STAR Student, Jonathan Friedman and his teacher -  Mr. Wil Nix, at the annual STAR Banquet on Thursday evening, March 9, 2017.  The banquet will be held at
7:00 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College, 100 Campus Drive, Jasper, Georgia.  Anyone interested in attending the banquet should email the Optimist Club at pickensstar@etcmail.com  Reservations are required and tickets are $24.00 per person.  The Woodbridge Inn, who has catered the Optimist STAR program since the first banquet, will again cater this year’s banquet.

Ms. Carrie McCurdy, the PHS STAR Student in 2000, will be the guest speaker for this year’s banquet. 

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