Katherine Holandez Lopez, a Bradwell Institute Senior, has been named the 2020 STAR Student for Liberty County. The announcement was made during the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon on Feb. 20. The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia’s highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. 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.
Katherine selected Mrs. Tori Lewis, a Bradwell Institute Science teacher, as her STAR Teacher. Mrs. Lewis stated, “Katherine is a quiet intellectual and skilled artist that enjoys drawing and writing in her free time. Although she is relatively quiet, she has a playful and engaging personality when she is interested in a topic. I'm so excited that I could inspire her to pursue a career in STEM.”
Liberty County High School senior, Jere Pearson was also recognized as a STAR finalist and he chose Ms. Kimberly Foxx, his AP English teacher, as his STAR Teacher. Ms. Foxx stated, “I am so deeply honored that Mr. Pearson chose me as his STAR Teacher. It has been my pleasure to have him as a student and my privilege to get to know him as a person. A sense of integrity, commitment to principle, and steadfastness are traits that he exhibits every day.”