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2 Lakeside High seniors named Columbia County's STAR students

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 10:06 PM
Last updated Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 1:16 AM
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Two Lakeside High School seniors tied Thursday to become Columbia County’s STAR students.

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Lakeside senior Mihir Patel tied with classmate Katie Bollag for Columbia County Star Student.  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
Lakeside senior Mihir Patel tied with classmate Katie Bollag for Columbia County Star Student.

Katie Bollag and Mihir Patel each scored 2350 on the SAT to win the recognition.

The STAR Student award is given annually to the student scoring the highest on the SAT.

Those students then pick an influential educator in their lives as STAR teachers. Bollag chose Lilly Good and Patel picked Jerry Meitin for those honors.

In a reception held at the Harlem Woman’s Club, each STAR student and teacher from the county’s public and private high schools was honored.

Those students and teachers, respectively, were Garrett Sisson and Joseph Lutz of Augusta Christian Schools, Erin Brousseau and Tim Shafer of Augusta Preparatory Day School, Kevin Puha and Kathryn Nave of Evans Christian Academy, Helen Xiang and Lynn Pagano of Evans High, Brenton McCorvey and Anthony Cummings of Greenbrier High, Erin Chizmar and Tracy Roden of Grovetown High, and Danny Banks and Nicholas Hayes of Harlem High.

Bollag and Patel now will compete to become the STAR Student of Region 7 in a ceremony to be held next month in Thomson. A banquet in Atlanta will be held in April to announce the state winner.

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Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 02/10/12 - 01:39 am
KUDOS to our county's four

KUDOS to our county's four STAR students and teachers.

crkgrdn 02/10/12 - 10:39 am
Last year I had the pleasure

Last year I had the pleasure of having them in an AP United States History course. Students like this made my decision to retire from teaching especially difficult. Mihir and Katie are not only scholars but also wonderful human beings. I expect that both of them will go on and contribute much to our quality of life.

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