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Alpharetta High senior gets perfect SAT score
by Nicole Dow
May 21, 2014 06:00 PM | 2139 views | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Just getting by in high school was not the mission for Alpharetta High School senior Anastasia “Audy” Mulia, and her hard work has paid off.

The 18-year-old daughter of Alpharetta residents Augustine and Hudy Mulia scored a perfect 2400 on the SATs and was named the state’s 2014 STAR student.

“It’s a huge honor to be chosen as the statewide STAR Student,” she said.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program is coordinated by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation.

Mulia credits her academic success to taking high-level courses, having a good set of friends and studying from excellent teachers.

“I don’t really like to take classes that I can kind of just coast by and get a high A in. Also I have a really good group of friends who … are very motivating and they give me a lot of good peer pressure to study and to do well in my classes. And I’ve had amazing teachers — these last four years especially — that have really made me interested in the material [and] that have made me love the subjects that they teach.”

Her favorite teachers were her ninth-grade Advanced Placement government teacher Javier Fernandez, her 11th-grade Advanced Placement chemistry teacher David Schertz and her 10th-grade honors chemistry teacher Tom Wellnitz, who Mulia named her STAR Teacher.

Each student in the STAR program chooses a teacher to honor who has had the greatest impact on their lives.

“Mr. Wellnitz … helped me with my Governor’s Honors Program interviews,” Mulia said. “When I was stressed out about the college application process, I talked with him through it.”

In addition to all her success in the classroom, she has been very involved in extracurricular activities.

Mulia played violin in the orchestra, was a member of the a cappella group, played piano and was on the YMCA swim team.

She was the senior officer in French club and president of the Science National Honors Society and Key Club. She also founded and led Music Mentors, a mentoring program for orchestra members, and was a volunteer coordinator for orchestra.

In the fall, Mulia will be attending Stanford University and hopes to study engineering.

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Tanila Price
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May 22, 2014
How great!!! Her mom is my teacher at the YMCA, and is so proud of her brilliant daughter!! Go, girl!!!
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