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Carroll County School System Announces 2020-21 STAR Students and STAR Teachers

Apr 23 2021

Carroll County School System is pleased to announce the STAR Students and STAR Teachers for the 2020-21 school year. The STAR program is designed to recognize seniors who have the highest SAT score in their graduating class. STAR Teachers are chosen by the STAR Students for having the most impact and contribution to the STAR Students’ academic achievements.

Emily Stone, Bowdon High School

Emily Stone was chosen as Bowdon High School’s STAR Student. She is the daughter of Brian and Meredith Stone. Stone is President of the National Honor Society, Student Council Treasurer, and a 4-year member of the Band and Tennis Team. Additionally, she is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Key Club. Stone plans to attend Georgia Tech this fall and pursue a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Stone chose Ms. Dana Ray as her STAR Teacher. Mrs. Ray is a 24-year veteran educator who currently teaches AP Calculus, Pre-Calculus, and Geometry at BHS.

Naomi Norbraten, Central High School

Naomi Norbraten, daughter of the late Gilbert Norbraten and Sherri Jordan is Central High School’s STAR Student. Norbraten is President of the BETA Club, Academic Team Captain, and is a Senior Officer in the Drama Club. She will be attending Yale University and plans to study Biomolecular Engineering and Spanish.

Norbraten selected Mrs. Caroline Crow as her STAR Teacher. Mrs. Crow has been an educator for 16 years and currently serves as a Gifted English Language Arts Teacher at Central Middle School.

Aaron Hanson, Mount Zion High School

Aaron Hanson is Mount Zion High School’s STAR Student. He is the son of Kimberly Hanson. Hanson is a member of the MZHS Debate Team, the National Honor Society, and the BETA Club. He plans to attend the University of West Georgia and pursue a degree in Computer Science.

Hanson chose Mr. Adam Watts as his STAR Teacher. Mr. Watts has been an educator for 17 years and currently teaches Algebra II, College Readiness Math, and Pre-Calculus at MZHS.

Joshua Mitchell, Temple High School

Joshua Mitchell was selected as Temple High School’s STAR Student. He is the son of Michael and Rebecca Mitchell. Mitchell is a member of the Academic Team, the National Honor Society, and Science Olympiad. After graduation, he plans to attend Georgia Tech and pursue a degree in Computer Engineering.

Mitchell chose Mrs. Jessica Bohlen as his STAR Teacher. Mrs. Bohlen has been an educator for 10 years, and she currently teaches AP English and Honors Literature.

Emmanuel Ramos, Villa Rica High School

Emmanuel Ramos is Villa Rica High School’s STAR Student. Ramos is the son of Jose and Linda Ramos. He is actively involved in the BETA Club, Art Club, and the VRHS Marching Band. After graduation, Ramos plans to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Ramos chose Mr. Carl Jordan as his STAR Teacher. Jordan is a 15-year veteran educator who currently teaches Visual Arts at VRHS.

“We congratulate each of these bright and well-rounded students for what they have already accomplished and look forward to seeing their continued success. Our STAR Teachers are truly deserving of their recognition as well. These educators work very hard to provide premier learning opportunities, and they clearly demonstrate our district’s purpose of positively changing lives,” stated Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County School System.