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Long Chamber recognizes school STARs
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Long Chamber of Commerce President Terri Godding addresses those in attendance at the Feb. 28 meeting. - photo by Photo provided / Coastal Courier
LUDOWICI -- The Long County Chamber of Commerce recognized the 2008 STAR student and teacher for Long County at their monthly meeting Feb. 28.
Long County High School STAR student is Heather Victoria Sullivan and she chose teacher Mike McCall as her inspiration.
Sullivan has attended Long County schools since she was in the 5th grade, and is currently in the Beta Club, Science Club and is president of the LCHS Band, where she plays the flute. She also is a National Merit commended student, a Governor's Honor student, and is the valedictorian for the 2008 LCHS senior class.
She plans to attend college, and has applied for acceptance to Yale, where she visited in November. She also has a goal of visiting every continent in the world.
McCall taught Sullivan in English and advanced placement.  
Sullivan said, "Mr. McCall is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He challenges people to do well, and I am very thankful to have been in his class."
McCall has been teaching for 30 years, and has been in the Long County system for 12. He too was Long County's STAR student back in 1971, and has been chosen as a STAR teacher one other time.
"Heather is an excellent student," McCall said. "She is inquisitive, articulate and has a great sense of humor. There is no doubt in my mind that she will do well in the future."
This was the 50th Anniversary of the STAR award in Georgia.
In other business last week, Chamber President Terri Godding announced that there would be a membership Drive from March through June, when people can join the Chamber for "half-price." Membership fees for a business would be $25, $15 for a couple and $10 for an individual, instead of $50, $30, and $20.
"We are hoping that by having this special it will increase the number of members with us," Godding said.
She also informed the group that the Long County Diversity Clinic was operational, and has a nurse practitioner five days a week, and a physician one day a week.
There was also some discussion regarding a proposal by Sean Tucker, who owns Elysium Graphics and Design, about a Long County Star Directory.
According to Tucker, the directory would be an information booklet to advertise local businesses. The discussion was in reference to ad rates and how the Chamber would be affiliated. No formal action was taken.
Godding also announced that the next Chamber meeting would be on March 18 at the First Baptist Church. Several speakers from financial institutions will address fraud prevention. The meeting will include breakfast at 7 a.m.
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