2021 STAR Students and Teachers Recognized
Emanuel County Institute senior, Landon Goodman, and Swainsboro High School senior, Savannah Reynolds, have been named the 2022 PAGE STAR Student for their respective schools. They each earned this recognition for academic achievement and performance on the SAT. Goodman selected Kendall Hadden as his STAR Teacher and Reynolds selected Cindy Riner as her STAR Teacher. The Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce, local STAR program sponsor, announced the honor Thursday, January 27th, 2022 at the annual Chamber Banquet, but winners were not able to attend due to the State Beta Convention. On Tuesday, February 8th, STAR students and teachers were recognized again at the Emanuel County Board of Education meeting held at Emanuel County Institute. At this time, STAR Student and Teacher System winners were also announced.
Savannah Reynolds and Cindy Riner were recognized as the STAR Student and Teacher System winners for the Emanuel County School System. They will compete at the Region level, and hopefully the State level as well. Congratulations to our 2022 STAR Students and Teachers for Emanuel County Schools.
About PAGE STAR Program
The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, now in its 64th year, is sponsored, administered, and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and the PAGE Foundation. Since its creation, the STAR program has honored nearly 28,000 students and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic achievement. To obtain the 2021 STAR nomination, graduating high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.
STAR begins each year in participating high schools throughout Georgia when the STAR Student is named and chooses a STAR Teacher to share in this recognition. The students and their teachers are honored by their schools and receive special recognition in their communities from one of the more than 170 statewide civic organizations and businesses that serve as local sponsors of the STAR program. Students then compete for school system titles, and those winners compete for region honors. Region Winners compete for the honor of being named State PAGE STAR Student. STAR Teachers continue on with their STAR Students at every level of the program.