By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism.
STAR students honored at region luncheon
stars
Several students from across north Georgia tied for the Region 3A STAR student title. They were honored during a luncheon Friday at Windermere Golf Club in south Forsyth. - photo by Jennifer Sami

At a glance

Students to earn a perfect SAT score in Region 3A  included the following:

* Aporva Gangavelli from North Gwinnett High School. STAR Teacher was Ken Wimpey

* Maya Grimes (not pictured) from the Westminster Schools. STAR Teacher was Woodrow Barnes

* Adriano Iqbal (not pictured) from Druid Hills High School. STAR Teacher was Paul Johnson

* Willie Jin from Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology. STAR Teacher was Patricia Caldwell

* Archie Kinnane from Henry W. Grady High School. STAR Teacher was Jeff Crame

* Audy Mulia from Alpharetta High School. STAR Teacher was Thomas Wellnitz

* Lexi Smith from the Westminster Schools. STAR Teacher was Freddy Martin

* Michael Yu from Parkview High School. STAR Teacher was Richard Magner

SOUTH FORSYTH — There is no shortage of high-achieving students across north Georgia. In fact, area high school students have been so successful, there was an eight-way tie Friday for the Region 3A STAR student title.

The award is given to students who have the highest SAT scores.

The eight this year each scored a perfect 2,400 on the SAT and will go on to compete at the state level for the STAR, or Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, program.

They were honored Friday during a luncheon at Windermere Golf Club in south Forsyth.

“We see some of the most well-rounded students in the state,” said Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, which sponsors the STAR Student program. “The future for our country is very bright.”

About 15 students were honored within their counties, including Forsyth and its neighbors Cherokee, Fulton and Gwinnett. Also represented were Cobb and DeKalb counties, as well as Atlanta, Buford, Decatur and Marietta city school systems.

In addition, the Georgia Cyber Academy was included for the first time in the program.

Region chairman Randy Meincke said the “high schools in Region 3A have consistently over the years produced students with perfect scores and this year is no exception.”

Meincke said the eight STAR students are the “future leaders of this country  and we have great confidence and expectations in them.”