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A.R. Johnson senior named Richmond STAR Student

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A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School senior Jarreth Michael Caldwell was named the 2012 Richmond County STAR student on Monday.

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The 18-year-old won the county honor with a combined SAT score of 2320 and his potential for post-high school endeavors.

“Academics do come naturally to me, but it’s also really important to work hard,” Caldwell said.

About 150 people attended a lunch banquet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church honoring the 11 Richmond County STAR student finalists Monday. The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program, sponsored locally by the Augusta Kiwanis Club, recognizes high school students with the highest SAT scores and class rank, along with teachers who were most instrumental in their academic development.

Caldwell chose A.R. Johnson teacher Michael Wilson as his mentor for how he inspired a passion for academics and a drive to work hard.
“He’s very self-disciplined; he takes notes, which means he actively listens,” Wilson said of Caldwell. “He’s a great reader and critical thinker.”

After graduation, Caldwell plans to attend Harvard or the Massa­chu­setts Institute of Tech­nology to study nuclear engineering.

As the county winner, he will move on to the district STAR competition, which is followed by the statewide event in April. STAR is sponsored statewide by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and the Georgia Department of Education.

Kiwanis President John C. Bell said the STAR program began shortly after Russia put a satellite in orbit in 1957, which sparked a sense of urgency for American success in math and engineering.

Guest speaker Ruth Knox, the president of Wesleyan College in Ma­con, encouraged the young people to always continue the learning process. Knox, who was Thomson High School’s STAR student in 1971, said having an enriched life means continually reading, exploring, meeting new people and feeding curiosity about the world.

“Higher education is only the beginning,” she said. “The process of learning is never-ending.”

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/13/12 - 03:25 pm
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Countyman wrote: The positive

Countyman wrote:

The positive accomplishments of RC students always have less comments compared to the negative articles.

Actually, if you were to check with a Richmond County Star student, you would find that the preferred grammar is "have fewer comments."

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 02/13/12 - 03:34 pm
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The Augusta National Golf
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The Augusta National Golf Club is in Richmond County too, countyman. Betcha didn't know that!? Well it is, so there ya go. Just another reason to be proud of Richmond County.

What's Columbia County got? Jones Creek? Ha!! Richmond wins!!

OK, so not everyone in Richmond County can be a member of the National. No big deal. They can go to the Soy Noodle House on Broad instead. It's just expanded, too.

Richmond County, all the way, babyyyyyyyyy!!

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Craig Spinks 02/13/12 - 04:00 pm
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CONGRATULATIONS to Mr.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Caldwell, his teacher and all the other outstanding students and teachers in the RCSS.

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kiwiinamerica 02/13/12 - 04:13 pm
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OK, show of hands. Who looked
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OK, show of hands.

Who looked at the photo before reading the article and thought that this person was a CHICK!!??

And.........uh..........kind of a HOT chick, too...............

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csrareader 02/13/12 - 04:26 pm
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Yep, Countyman you nailed it.

Yep, Countyman you nailed it. It's all a big conspiracy. Have someone bring you milk and cookies, and all will be OK in your world. Congratulations to J. Caldwell for your accomplishments!

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countyman 02/13/12 - 06:07 pm
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CSRAReader... Are you denying

CSRAReader... Are you denying they've never included the Aiken County tribunals or maybe once/twice the Columbia county??

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willie7 02/13/12 - 06:07 pm
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Congratulations, young man!
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Congratulations, young man! Wish you the very best!

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