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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Villa Rica High School Senior, Avery Hill, has been named STAR STUDENT for the Class of 2018. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on any single test date of the three-part SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10% or top 10 students of their class, based on grade point average.

Avery currently serves as Senior class president, heading up the VRHS Student Government Association. He is also on the FCA leadership team, and is a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, and Villa Rica First United Methodist Church’s Student Council. He has been recognized as student of the year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and also represented VRHS in the field of Social Studies at the Governor’s Honors Program.

Avery has been accepted to UGA and Emory. He plans on attending Emory and majoring in Philosophy. After graduation from Emory, he plans to attend law school.

As part of the STAR STUDENT recognition, Avery was able to recognize the teacher who has been most influential in his academic achievement. He chose Ms. Cindy Kruger as his STAR teacher. Ms. Kruger taught Avery in AP World History and AP US History. Ms. Kruger is also a VRHS graduate and is a veteran teacher of 25 years.

Congratulations to both Avery Hill and Ms. Cindy Kruger!


(Carrollton, Ga. - March 2, 2018)
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2018 STAR Student/Teacher Achievement Recognition awards program at the March membership breakfast held at the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center. The local Chamber has co-hosted this program with the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) for 63 years, recognizing the top performing high school seniors with the highest SAT scores, and the teacher each student chose as having the most influence in their academic development.
During the STAR ceremony, students from the Carroll County School System, Carrollton City School System and Oak Mountain Academy were recognized.  The honorees, their teachers and parents, and school administrators heard from Carroll County School Superintendent Scott Cowart, Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus, and Oak Mountain Academy Head of School Paula Gillispie.
STAR honorees from the Carroll County School System include: Bowdon High School student Elise Patrick and her teacher Carrie Gay; Central High School student Anna Handley and her teacher David Rooks; Mt. Zion High School student Cade Barrow and his teacher Austin Smith; Temple High School student Sydney Price and her teacher Dianne Ledford; and Villa Rica High School student Avery Hill and his teacher Cynthia Kruger.  
Contact: Charity Aaron, Director of Partnerships and Communication


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