Through the Chamber’s Keystone Investor Program, GMC President Maj. Gen. Peter Boylan challenged the young scholars and those present to strive to become their best selves.
“Think about the person you want to become and what is it that you have to do with yourself to become that person,” he said. “I ask you to start now and not tomorrow. Integrity and honesty is not easy. Take the hard and difficult road.”
The STAR program is a statewide program coordinated by the PAGE Foundation that awards high school seniors that have the highest SAT score and are ranked in the top 10 percent or top 10 members of their class. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce initially launched a program to recognize students in each high school with the highest score on the SAT. Two years later, the recognition program included the teacher with the greatest impact on the student’s academic career. For the past 55 years, more than 23,500 STAR students and teachers have been recognized for their academic and professional accomplishments.
This year’s STAR program was a joint meeting of the Milledgeville Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.
Watson will advance to the regional level in the state STAR competition in March. The Georgia 2013 State PAGE STAR student and teacher will be named at the annual banquet Monday, April 29 in Atlanta.
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VIDEO: STAR Student and Teacher award ceremony.