It was a morning of stars at Forsyth Central High School as more than 120 students were honored Wednesday for their SAT and ACT scores.
Each of those honored as Students Taking Academic Responsibility Seriously, or STARS, scored 1,100 or higher on the SAT, not including the writing portion, or 24 on the ACT.
Hanover Matz was among a pool of six Central students who topped 1,400 on the SAT.
The others are Patrick Cheeves, Nick Davis, Anna Purcell, Christopher Sharpley and Ethan Smith.
Because he scored a perfect 100 on an advanced placement test, Matz got to select the school's STAR teacher of the year. He chose social studies teacher Jennifer Garner.
“I pushed myself to challenge him,” she said of her high-achieving student. “Sometimes I succeeded, sometimes I failed miserably.”
Even though he’s just a junior, the Top Dog Award went to Ethan Smith for scoring 1,570 on his SAT. Including the writing portion, he got a 2,280 of a possible 2,400.
Addressing freshmen and sophomores, Smith recommended preparing for the SAT early, even if it may seem years away.
“Know that it takes a lot of hard work, but all of you can do it,” he said.