Top STAR student named today

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Correction, March 3, 2009: - Because of incorrect information given to The Chronicle , the STAR Teacher for Cross Creek High School was misidentified in Monday's newspaper. The STAR Teacher for Cross Creek is John Bryant. (Highlight changes)

When John C. Bell Jr. thinks of Richmond County's STAR Students, one word comes to mind.

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"They're sharp," Mr. Bell said. "They're good folks. They're picked for their potential."

The annual Student Teacher Academic Recognition honors the students with the highest SAT score who are ranked in the top 10 percent of their classes from the county's high schools.

Today, the countywide winner will be announced from among the school level STAR Students during a luncheon of the Augusta Kiwanis Club.

The program also allows STAR Students to recognize the teachers who have had the most influence on their success.

Mr. Bell said the community doesn't do enough to recognize students who excel academically and the teachers who enable them to achieve such success.

That's why he enjoys coordinating the program each year for the Kiwanis Club.

Paine College President George Bradley will be the guest speaker for the STAR Program.

Monday's winner will advance to compete in the next round of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators competition and could vie for the state title.

Reach Greg Gelpi at (706) 828-3851 or greg.gelpi@augustachronicle.com.

STAR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

A.R. JOHNSON

Student: Kaitlyn Logan

Teacher: Helga Enko

AQUINAS

Student: Joel M. Joseph

Teacher: Ann Bell

CROSS CREEK

Student: Shawn Patrick Leonard Jr.

Teacher: John Bryant

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RICHMOND ACADEMY

Student: Sara Elizabeth Cavallo

Teacher: Mark Hallman

ALLELUIA COMMUNITY

Student: Ruth Hymel

Teacher: Anita McKie

HEPHZIBAH

Student: Ryan Dennis Krepps

Teacher: Clinton Borders

JOSEY

Student: Chantal S. Gunn

Teacher: Gussie Carlyle

WESTMINSTER

Student: Rebecca Wiggins

Teacher: Susan Smith

CURTIS BAPTIST

Student: Sarah Harrison

Teacher: Gail Robinson

BUTLER

Student: Keyada Briana Frye

Teacher: Michael Lester

DAVIDSON

Student: Yueran Aaron Yuan

Teacher: William Brown

WESTSIDE

Student: Michael Daniel Wilson

Teacher: Faith Wittke

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/02/09 - 12:15 am
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John Bell is correct when he

John Bell is correct when he asserts that greater Augusta doesn't do enough to recognize academic excellence among our students and to thank the teachers who help them attain it. What more needs to be done to recognize high scholarship and to thank highly effective teachers? When will be begin DOING what needs to be done. The STAR program is a good STARt- but it's only a start.

cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 03/02/09 - 01:26 am
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At last some good news about

At last some good news about our young citizens. Keep up the good work. We love ya.

karmakills123
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karmakills123 03/02/09 - 09:36 am
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Good Job !!!!!!

Good Job !!!!!!

freespeech
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freespeech 03/02/09 - 10:04 am
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This should be about

This should be about recognition of students NOT teachers. Teachers have their own recognition forums.

sprintman
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sprintman 03/02/09 - 12:22 pm
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I can't believe the chronicle

I can't believe the chronicle actually printed a article. About something positive in richmond county schools. Usually the chronicle is very biased against RC. Hell must be freezing over or atleast Augusta today. Excellent job by our young people!

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 03/02/09 - 07:18 pm
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I wrote a comment on the

I wrote a comment on the original RICHMOND COUNTY STAR student story at 2:57pm today that just featured Yueran Aaron Yuan but that story has completely disappeared along with my comment, so I'll say it again: CONGRATULATIONS Aaron! I know a young man that tied your SAT score but understood that he wasn't as high in the class ranking as you are and was hoping you would win under the circumstances. We are all proud of you and happy for you. That includes me, he, and your other friends, too. I also found out you and some of your classmates are going to STATE for the Science Olympiad! Congratulations for that, too! I hope all of you will continue to be lifelong learners and high achievers. Congratulations to all the other STAR students and God bless their teachers.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 03/02/09 - 07:36 pm
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Okay, I found the article

Okay, I found the article about Aaron is still on here, but why does the article above say Top STAR student named today, and then not name the Top STAR student. Should it have said students? or has the Top STAR student actually been named. I'm going back to the other article again. This is confusing.

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FallingLeaves 03/02/09 - 07:41 pm
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Oh, I see, it looks like the

Oh, I see, it looks like the OTHER article is the one that should say Top STAR Student named today. This article doesn't name him, I guess because it meant he or she was GOING to be named today. The other article I read from later/2:57pm today does. The Richmond County Top STAR student is Yueran Aaron Yuan from Davidson per that article.

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