Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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February 6, 2013

Webster County High School announces STAR Student, Teacher

PRESTON — Sydney Morgan Scott, the daughter of Michael and Katha Scott of Preston, has been named Webster County High School’s STAR Student for the 2012-2013 school year. STAR student recognition is awarded to the senior who has the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT.  The selected student must also be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of the senior class based on grade point average.  

Scott has been named to the Principals’ Honor roll (all A’s) for grades 9-12.  She has proven to be an academic leader and also serves as senior class president. Her outstanding classroom performance has earned her membership into the Senior Beta Club. She is a member of Spanish Club, Quiz Bowl Team and Math Team. She enjoys reading and listening to music. After high school, she plans to attend Columbus State University in Columbus, where she will major in communications.

Each STAR student designates a STAR teacher, the classroom teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s achievement. Scott named Teresa Banks, who teaches grades six-eight reading at Webster County Elementary/Middle School.

Banks commented, “Sydney was and still remains a creative and driven young lady determined to make the most of her education.”

Scott stated, “Mrs. Banks’ class was the highlight of my day in middle school.”

She also said that Banks instilled a love of reading in her that has carried her through her high school career.

The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, now in its 55th year, is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Education. Since its inception, the STAR program has honored more than 23,500 students and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic success.    


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