Roberts Named Regional STAR Student

Stephens County STAR Student Connor Roberts is the regional STAR Student.

Last week, Connor was named a 2014 Region 2 Winner for the STAR Student competition at a banquet held in Jasper, Georgia.

The Stephens County High School senior is the son of Barry and Lynn Roberts of Toccoa.

Connor has selected Mrs. Tamara Cash as his STAR Teacher.

Mrs. Cash taught Connor in Math I in the 9th grade and Calculus in the 12th grade.

For the regional STAR honors, Roberts received a $500 cash award provided by the PAGE Foundation, and Cash was awarded $200 from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, co-sponsor of the state program.

As a Region 2 STAR student, Connor will now compete for the honor of being named the State STAR Student.

The STAR, or Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, program is in its 56th year and is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgia Department of Education.

To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.

Connor received a 2380 on his SAT out of 2400 and will study Economics at HarvardUniversity.