Roberts Named Runner-up State STAR Student

Stephens County High School senior Connor Roberts is the runner-up State STAR Student in Georgia for 2014.

The Professional Association of Georgia Educators made that announcement in a news release on its website Tuesday evening.

The State STAR Banquet was held Tuesday evening in Atlanta, where 18 regional STAR students were recognized as state finalists.

Connor has selected Tamara Cash as his STAR Teacher. She taught Connor in Math I in the 9th grade and Calculus in the 12th grade.

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

He is the son of Lynn and Barry Roberts of Toccoa.

As the state runner-up, he received a $1,000 scholarship from the PAGE Foundation and a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Company.

As the runner-up state STAR teacher, Cash received a $500 award from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the $500 Mozelle Christian Endowment Award.

Alpharetta High School senior Anastasia “Audy” Mulia was named the 2014 state STAR student.

The PAGE Foundation says the state selects its STAR student from among 520 local STAR students across the state and adds this year’s class of STAR students and STAR teachers is the largest honored in the program’s history.

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.