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Club honors Douglas County's academic STARs
by Liz Marino
lmarino@neighbornewspapers.com
February 20, 2013 02:32 PM | 1731 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Liz Marino<br>Douglas County STAR Student System winner Devin Johnston shows his plaque designating him as the systemwide STAR student during the recognition event last week at Atlanta’s Best Catering in Winston.
Staff / Liz Marino
Douglas County STAR Student System winner Devin Johnston shows his plaque designating him as the systemwide STAR student during the recognition event last week at Atlanta’s Best Catering in Winston.
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Despite heavy rainfall throughout the day, eight seniors from Douglas County’s five public high schools and three private schools had their day in the sun.

The Rotary Club of Douglas County has supported and recognized the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program for many years, according to Rotary President Lisa Doney.

The club hosted a luncheon last week for the top SAT-scoring students in Douglas County and their selected teachers who have been most instrumental in their success, along with family and school administrators.

Douglas County High School senior Devin Johnston, who received a 2310 out of a possible 2400 SAT score, was named the county’s overall STAR student.

He is the son of Barry and Laura Johnston of Villa Rica.

Johnston selected International Baccalaureate (IB) teacher Vickie Burnett as his STAR teacher.

When asked what one word she would use to describe Johnston, Burnett responded “tenacious.”

“Devin is an unusual young man. He’s not only smart, but he is a great athlete. He plays golf and runs cross country, and is unwaveringly loyal to his friends and family,” Burnett said.

Douglas County High School has produced the county’s overall STAR student for six consecutive years.

Other STAR students included:

• Alexander High School, Jessie Vaughn, daughter of Donald and Marcia Vaughn, of Villa Rica. Her STAR teacher is Kim Laver.

• Chapel Hill High School, Ashfra Patel, son of Ateeq and Noor Patel, of Douglasville. His STAR teacher is Kristen Johnson.

• Colonial Hills Christian School, Lanah Jose, daughter of Rey and Joan Jose, of Douglasville. Her STAR teacher is Debbie Hicks.

• Harvester Christian Academy, Jessica Saylors, daughter of Carl and Paige Saylors, of Douglasville. Her STAR teacher is Aaron Sutter.

• Heirway Christian Academy, Funmilayo “Layo” Idaomi, daughter of Fidelia Daniels, of Douglasville. Her STAR teacher is Mary Ashlock.

• Lithia Springs High School, Samantha Gough, daughter of Ralph and Teri Gough, of Lithia Springs. Her STAR teacher is Cassandra Edwards.

• New Manchester High School, Erin Meador. Her STAR teacher is Josh Martin.
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