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Brookwood senior earns 2020 Gwinnett STAR Student title

Brookwood senior named Gwinnett's STAR Student

Brookwood senior earns 2020 Gwinnett STAR Student title

February 7, 2020

Pictured L to R: Brookwood HS Principal Bo Ford, Partnership Gwinnett Vice President Adam Forrand, Gwinnett STAR Student Hollis Zeng, Gwinnett STAR Teacher Craig Witmer, and Brookwood HS Counselor William Blair.

     An event which celebrates some of Gwinnett County’s brightest culminated with the naming of Brookwood High’s Hollis Zeng as Gwinnett County’s STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student, representing Gwinnett County’s public and private schools. The STAR student honor is bestowed on the senior in the top 10 percent of his or her class with the highest SAT score. As part of the recognition, the STAR student selects a teacher who has had a strong influence on his/her academic career. The Brookwood High senior selected his 12th grade Advanced Placement Economics teacher, Craig Witmer, as his STAR Teacher. Buford City Schools’ honorees included Ye Choi and John Alan Williams and their respective STAR Teachers, Tim Harris and Justin Johnson.

     The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation and Partnership Gwinnett partnered to honor STAR Student and Teacher honorees during this year’s STAR Student and Teacher Luncheon on Friday, February 7. The event celebrates all local school STAR students from each Gwinnett County high school (public and private), as well as the top student from Buford High School (Buford City Schools).

     Local sponsors include Partnership Gwinnett; Presenting Sponsor— Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Leading Sponsor— Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia Campus and Georgia First; Principal Sponsor— Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation, Inc., and Supporting Sponsors— Georgia Power and Peach State Federal Credit Union; and Corporate Sponsor—Georgia United Credit Union.

     The 2020 Gwinnett County and Buford City STAR Student and Teacher winners will now move on and compete for the regional title. Regional winners will then move to the state level for the honor of being named Georgia’s 2020 STAR Student and Teacher.


                                        2020 STAR Students and Teachers representing all Gwinnett high schools


STAR Student

STAR Teacher

Archer High School

Summer Porter

John Fortner

Joni Jameson

Joni Jameson

Berkmar High School

Eric Truong

Hailey Nutt

Brookwood High School

* Hollis Zeng

* Craig Witmer

Buford High School

** Ye Choi

** John Alan Williams

** Tim Harris

** Justin Johnson

Central Gwinnett High School

Carolyn Phung

Andres Serna Lopez

Collins Hill High School

Matthew Sumanen

Laura Herbig

Dacula High School

Devin Kelsey

Andrea Craig

Discovery High School

Ian Peters

Heath Gibson

Duluth High School

Shalin Jain

Dr. Christopher DeCastro

Grayson High School

Claire Mistretta

Lara Larson

Greater Atlanta Christian School

Antong Zheng

Dr. Gerald Hill

Gwinnett Online Campus

Austin Taussig

Stacy White

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology (GSMST)

Young Lin

Patricia Caldwell

Hebron Christian Academy

Rebeca Olariu

Dr. Calin Pop

Killian Hill Christian School

Jeevan George

Dan Totten

Lanier High School

Stella Choi

Tamaiko Chappell

McClure Health Science High School

Vanessa Franco

Yesenia Lopez

Diana Do

Jessie Zaretsky

Meadowcreek High School

Hung Ngo

Dr. Marietta Malone

Mill Creek High School

Elijah Shaw

Amy Carmichael

Mountain View High School

Gary Thomas

Lauren Horton

(currently an assistant principal at Grayson High)

Norcross High School

Daniel El-Sayegh

Michelle Larate

North Gwinnett High School

Maya Chande

Matthew Johnson

(currently a Buford High Teacher)

Notre Dame Academy

Catherine Grace “CG” Sigman

Dr. Greg Hite

Parkview High School

Mary Wang Toby  Nguyen

Allen Murphy Phil Heier

Paul Duke STEM High School

Chunjin Park

Ariel Cash

Peachtree Ridge High School

Alice Ao

Yancey Miller

Providence Christian Academy

Landon King

Michael Aleman

Shiloh High School

Miriam Martinez Rivera

Elizabeth Schneider

South Gwinnett High School

Henoc Zinga

Debra Brown

(retired from Grayson High)

Wesleyan School

Andrew “Andy” Yang

Abby Holmes

*2020 Gwinnett County STAR Student and Teacher
** 2020 Buford City STAR Students and Teachers

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