David Caro has about a month until he finds out if he’ll be moving one step closer to a statewide honor.
Caro, a North Paulding High School senior, has already been honored at the school level and as the district level. He was one of the students honored at Paulding County Schools’ central office Tuesday afternoon during the STAR Program awards ceremony, which recognized the district’s five high school seniors named the STAR Student from each of their respective schools. Caro also was named the county’s overall STAR Program winner.
Caro selected Tammy Brown, his 12th-grade science teacher at North Paulding, as his STAR Teacher.
See Caro and Brown accept their respective STAR honors in the attached video.
The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition Program recognizes high-performing high school seniors across Georgia and the teachers they select as having been the most influential and instrumental in their academic careers. In more than five decades, the STAR Program has honored more than 22,000 high school seniors and the teachers they selected to share in their recognition. Since 1994, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation Inc. has coordinated the state STAR program along with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Education.
The Paulding County Chamber of Commerce, which has been in existence for 51 years, is the local sponsor of the STAR Program and has been for those five decades.
To be nominated for the STAR Program, seniors must have the highest SAT score on one test date through the end of November of their last year of high school, and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students in their class based on grade point average.
Caro moves on to compete for the Region 1 STAR Student honor. Should he be named region winner on March 13, he and the 11 other region winners from across the state will be eligible to become the State PAGE STAR Student. Students who win at the region or state level are eligible for scholarships and other prizes.