At this year’s first semester Upper School Honors Assembly, over 70% of the Upper School student body received accolades for earning a spot on either the Head of School list (GPA of 4.0+) or Honor Roll (GPA of 3.5 – 3.99). A tradition during the assembly is to announce the School’s STAR student.
The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) is sponsored, administered and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE). Since its inception in 1958 the STAR program has honored nearly 26,000 students and the teachers selected as the most influential to their academic achievement. High school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average to qualify for STAR nomination.
Director of College Counseling announces senior Jacob Buck as Mount Vernon’s 2017 STAR student: “This student is steadfast, curious, and dynamic. He makes the most delicious baked goods and personally taught me how to use the vinyl cutter in our Maker Lab so that I could create a sticker for my computer. It is not an understatement to say that Jacob lives to serve and care for others. He is a self-motivated and determined individual whose aptitude and hard work ethic will lead him to future successes at any endeavor of his choice. He takes great pride in his personal performance in the classroom and in day-to-day activities. Be it touring new students as Ambassador Prefect, serving on the executive team for National Honor Society, or working toward his now achieved rank of Eagle, Jacob is one of the most mentally and morally strong students I have encountered. Congratulations, Jacob!”
STAR student Jacob Buck announces his STAR teacher: “I went into this teacher’s class thinking that I would be done with it soon and I knew that I would never take it at an advanced level. But this teacher changed everything. I never had any idea what was going to happen in that class. I only knew that I was never going to have a dull day. Yelling, laughing, loud noises, and even the occasional moment of learning, prompted those around our class to tell us to be quiet. This teacher has such a wealth of knowledge and is able to impart it upon their students without them thinking that they are ever learning. Because of this teacher, I know that alongside engineering I will also be taking classes in the Classics department in college. I have been blessed to have this teacher over the years and the words “thank you” cannot even begin to cover the immense and unending gratitude I have for this person and friend. Thank you Mr. Baroody– there was never any doubt, you are my STAR teacher!”
Congratulations to all award recipients!
Grade 9 Head of School List
Grade 9 Honor Roll
Grade 10 Honor Roll
Grade 11 Head of School List
Grade 11 Honor Roll
Grade 12 Honor Roll