The Walton County Chamber of Commerce honored some of Walton’s finest students Monday night at the annual STAR Banquet.

The event honors the 12th grade students who earn the highest SAT score at each of the county’s high schools, as well as naming an Overall STAR Student for the highest SAT score in the entire county. Each student also chooses a teacher who influenced or mentored them to that point as their STAR Teacher.

Abigail Lassiter of Loganville High School was named the Overall STAR Student for the 2019-20 school year. She named her calculus teacher, Don Wisdom, as her STAR Teacher.

Also honored Monday night were the other individual high school recipients. Rain Bell of Monroe Area High School chose Nathan Gray, while Walnut Grove High School’s Josh Walker selected April Amos.

At George Walton Academy, Spring Rawl was the STAR Student, selecting Jeff Lalaian as her teacher, while Robert Parks, of Loganville Christian Academy, chose Tonya Corrente. Social Circle High School’s Jeffrey Cohenour named Ben Brand as his STAR Teacher.

Finally, Victory Baptist School sent two STAR Students to Monday night’s banquet after the pair tied for the honor. Mason Banks and Drew Kuykendall were both named STAR Students for VBS; Banks selected Michelle Lawrence as his STAR Teacher, while Kuykendall named Lisa Bruce to the honor.

Look for a full account of the banquet and more pictures of the winners in Sunday’s edition of The Walton Tribune.

News Editor

Stephen Milligan is the news editor of The Walton Tribune. He lives in Monroe and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

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