Thirty-three of the county’s top performing high school seniors will be recognized Monday evening at the 52nd-annual STAR Student and Teacher banquet, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Metro-Marietta and Professional Association of Georgia Educators.
The banquet will celebrate students with the highest SAT scores and grade point average from public, private and charter schools across Cobb and Marietta, according to Elizabeth Rhodes of the Metro-Marietta Kiwanis Club.
The event will also recognize the teachers who helped the students achieve their success — each of the 33 students can invite the teacher most instrumental in their academic development.
The STAR program was launched in 1958 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and was adopted by the Metro-Marietta Kiwanis in 1966.
Monday’s winners will go on to compete in the regional event at the end of March against students from schools across north metro Atlanta, Rhodes said. Winner(s) from the regional event will advance to state.
The banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta.
The 2019 STAR students and teachers are:
Allatoona High School:♦ Heather Sendall and Neisha Williams
Campbell High School:♦ Grace Li and Melyn Roberson
Cornerstone Preparatory Academy:♦ Hannah Baines and Jillian Cosgrove
Cumberland Christian Academy:♦ Micah Jones and Kelly Jones
Dominion Christian School (tie):♦ Izzy Koerner and Chuck Whittaker
Dominion Christian School (tie): ♦ Austin Schubert and Edward Pascual
Harrison High School:♦ Harrison Smith and Monica Doriney
Hillgrove High School:♦ Brooke Hansbrough and Michael Tydings
Kell High School (tie):♦ Anabelle Colmenares and Davan Silva
Kell High School (tie):♦ Reilly McLean and Lauren Forbes
Kennesaw Mountain High School (tie):♦ Nick Dentice and Eden Hunt
Kennesaw Mountain High School (tie):♦ Dorian Kidonakis and Angela Wood
Kennesaw Mountain High School (tie):♦ Lily Kim and Joanne Jezequel
Kennesaw Mountain High School (tie): ♦ Emily Williams and Michael Huebner
Lassiter High School: ♦ Peter Jacobson and Dianne Adams
Marietta High School: ♦ Andy Chinuntdet and Luke Burch
McEachern High School: ♦ Jarah Cotton and Beth Amacher
Mount Paran Christian School: ♦ David Bunn and Donna Wood
North Cobb Christian School:♦ Jake Watson and Joshua Speck
North Cobb High School: ♦ Rebekah Geil and Deepa Stephen
Osborne High School: ♦ Jocelynn Galvan and Antoinette McGarey
Pebblebrook High School: ♦ Martin Vershel and Frank Timmerman
Pope High School: ♦ Hannah Rose Grant and Luisa Munar
Shiloh Hills Christian School: ♦ Erin Kingsley and Susan Layton
South Cobb High School: ♦ Kevin Homer and Eduardo Ramos
Sprayberry High School:♦ Yllona Coronado and Scott Grant
The Walker School: ♦ Ryan Sawyer and Rob Holman
Walton High School (tie): ♦ William Ellsworth and Doug Wolfe
Walton High School (tie): ♦ Albert Tingand, Brian Wilson
Walton High School (tie): ♦ Jayson Wu and Laura Speer
Wheeler High School (tie): ♦ Andrew Koo and Nicole Ice
Wheeler High School (tie): ♦ Daniel Zhou and Susan Phillips
Whitefield Academy: Caleb Corliss and Kyle Justice