Baldwin County Schools - BOE 2020 Fall Issue - Page 26

2020 STAR Student

Baldwin High School

graduate Cara Bennett was selected the 2020 STAR ( Student Teacher Achievement Recognition ) Student at a special luncheon ceremony held at The Club at Lake Sinclair . She
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“ Cara represents the very best of what you want a student to be ,” said Bennett ’ s STAR Teacher
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Jack Shepherd . “ Her intelligence is only matched by her excitement and passion for learning and her drive to constantly improve .”
“ Cara is a truly amazing student who has excelled at nearly everything she sets her sights on ,” said Baldwin County School District Superintendent Dr . Noris Price . “ We are thrilled that she has received this very prestigious award and we can ’ t wait to see all of the incredible things that she will go on to do in the near future .”
During her time as a senior at Baldwin High , Bennett was a full-time dual enrollment student at Georgia College and took a distance- learning math class at Georgia Tech . Upon graduation , she earned 59 hours of college credit . Bennett served as the Class of 2020 Valedictorian .
While in high school , Bennett also served as the secretary for the Baldwin High School Beta Club , a member of the National Honor Society , competed on the math team and played Bravettes Soccer .
The STAR program honors high school seniors for producing the highest scores in their schools on the SAT . Bennett scored a nearly perfect 1530 on her exam , solidifying her spot as BHS ’ s STAR Student . Once chosen , those students then select a teacher who has had a big impact on them , along with their educational careers as their STAR teacher . Each of the three high schools ( Baldwin High School , Georgia Military College Prep School , and John Milledge Academy ) name school-level winners each year to compete for the county honor . The school-level winners each received $ 500 scholarships while the winner is awarded $ 1,000 toward college for being named the county winner . 2020 was the second year in a row that the honor has gone to a Baldwin High School student .
The Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Milledgeville , Georgia College , Georgia Military College , and the Milledgeville Exchange Club .
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