This year’s Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) recipient is senior, David Bunn. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators’ STAR program honors high school seniors with the highest score on any single test date of the three-part SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Nominees' SAT scores must be equal to or higher than the latest available national average on the critical reading, math and writing sections. Every accredited high school in Georgia is eligible to participate in this preeminent student/teacher academic recognition.
MPCS is pleased to recognize David Bunn as this year’s STAR Student. David has consistently challenged himself throughout his high school curriculum. He has been recognized in the Headmaster’s Honor Roll, National Honors Society, National Spanish Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta, 11:1 Effect, AP Scholar of Distinction, received the Georgia Certificate of Merit and many more throughout his high school career, which are the highest academic recognitions that the school offers. Thus far, he has already been accepted to The University of Georgia where he received the Zell Miller scholarship and both The University of Alabama Honors College and Auburn University where he received the Presidential scholarship.
Each STAR Student, in turn, chooses a STAR Teacher, a teacher who has been most instrumental in their academic development. David has selected Donna Wood (High School English Teacher) as his STAR Teacher. David has this to say about Mrs. Wood: “Mrs. Wood made what could have been one of the hardest classes of my junior year into a class I could look forward to attending. In her class, I learned skills that not only helped me pass the AP exam, but will help me in college and beyond.”
Since its creation in 1958 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR Program has honored nearly 25,500 high school seniors, who have in turn chosen their STAR Teachers to share in this recognition. STAR Students and STAR Teachers are honored by their schools and receive special recognition in their communities from the more than 165 civic organizations and businesses that serve as local STAR sponsors. Region recognitions are coordinated by Region Chairs who serve as ambassadors for the state program in the 12 STAR regions. The State PAGE STAR Banquet, held in Atlanta each year, is a gala affair attended by several hundred STAR supporters, including STAR Students and Teachers (who attend as guests of their local sponsors), their families, civic and business leaders and many Georgia educators. We will celebrate David and Mrs. Wood on Monday, March 4 at the State PAGE STAR Banquet. Congratulations to David on this remarkable achievement!