The Long County Chamber of Commerce recently honored student Lauren Young and teacher Sherry Lester during the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) ceremony at the Ludowici Church of God.
Young, the daughter of Doug and Helen Young, has been a student in the Long County school system all of her life. Lester, also a life-long resident of Long County, is a math teacher at Long County High School. She also was recognized as the STAR teacher for the school system last year.
The STAR program honors Georgia’s outstanding high school students and the teachers who have had a major impact on them. This is the 53rd year of the program, and more than 22,500 high school seniors and their teachers have been recognized. To be honored as a STAR student, a senior has to score above 497 in critical reading, 514 in math and 489 in writing on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. In addition, the student also must be in the top 10 percent of his or her class.
LCHS Principal Scotty Hattaway congratulated Long and Lester for being selected for the awards, and said that they always have done a great job at the high school.
Young and Lester will represent Long County at the region STAR student event at Georgia Southern University in March in Statesboro.