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Chamber honors STAR student, teacher
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Long County STAR teacher Sherry Lester and STAR student Angel Dennison recently were honored by the chamber of commerce during the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition ceremony. - photo by Photo provided by Ann Parker

The Long County Chamber of Commerce last week honored STAR student Angel Dennison and STAR teacher Sherry Lester during the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition ceremony.
Dennison, 17, a Long County High School senior, stood out academically by remaining in the top 5 percent of her class throughout her high-school career. She also received awards for maintaining the highest grade-point average in chemistry and advanced algebra/trigonometry. She is a member of the student council and the math team. Dennison said she’s currently researching cancer awareness and she plans to attend the University of Georgia to earn a degree in psychiatry with the intention of one day establishing her own practice.
Dennison, who has attended Long County public schools since she started at Walker Middle School, is the daughter of Franco and Mona Smith and the sister of Christopher Dennison.
Lester, a math teacher at LCHS, has been teaching in the system for 10 years. She has been the mathematics department chairperson for eight years and, in 2006, she was recognized as the system’s teacher of the year. Lester has a bachelor’s of science degree in mathematics education, which she earned from Georgia Southern, and a master’s of education in curriculum and instruction from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She currently is studying for her education specialist degree in teaching and learning.
Lester, who is a Long County native, and her husband, Kelly Lester, have a 3-year old son named Dylan. She is the daughter of Marvin and Loretta DeLoach and is a member of Jones Creek Baptist church.
In March, both Dennison and Lester will represent Long County at a luncheon at Georgia Southern University, where the district STAR student and teacher will be announced.

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