STAR students and teachers from five schools in Bulloch County were saluted Tuesday at a banquet hosted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Georgia Southern University and East Georgia State College.
Nidhi Aggarwal, a senior at Statesboro High School, was named Bulloch County’s STAR student. She plans to study genetics or cell biology, probably at the University of Georgia or possibly Georgia Tech, and go into medicine as her career. She will next represent Bulloch County at the region STAR banquet, sponsored by the Exchange Club, March 19 on the Georgia Southern campus. Aggarwal chose Mary Adamson, who taught her Advanced Placement government class, as her STAR teacher.
Sawyer Davis was named Portal High’s STAR student. He chose Shannon Hattaway as his STAR teacher. Davis plans to attend Georgia Tech.
Ginna Groover was saluted as Southeast Bulloch’s STAR student. She is dual enrolled at Georgia Southern but plans to major in computer science at Georgia Tech. She named Tiffany Todd, who teaches social studies classes, as her STAR teacher.
Sterling Burke, who plans to become a physical or occupational therapist and work with special needs children, is the STAR student at Bulloch Academy. She named Karen Whiten as her STAR teacher.
Trinity Christian School’s James Conners was saluted at that school’s STAR student. He is planning to major in philosophy at the University of Georgia and is considering to become a minister. Damon Scharff is Conners’s STAR teacher.
Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore, Tuesday’s guest speaker, congratulated the students for their accomplishments. She said their hard work has paid off.