The STAR student and teacher for Commerce High School were announced and honored Monday night by the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce.
Commerce superintendent of schools Dr. James E. “Mac” McCoy announced the Commerce High School STAR student, Noelle Cannady, who in turn announced Erin Hill as her STAR teacher.
The STAR student is the senior with the highest score on the SAT who is also in the top 10 percent of his or her class. The STAR student selects as STAR teacher the teacher that the student feels most influenced the student’s career.
Cannady will attend the University of Georgia in the fall to major in ecology.
“I had her for AP Environmental Science,” said Cannady of Hill. “That is what made me want to major in ecology.”
Hill described Cannady as “very driven, intelligent and hardworking,” and noted that she “is passionate about the environment.”
For the full story, which included recognition of STAR students and teachers from all Jackson County school systems and recognition of teachers of the year for each system, see the Feb. 25 edition of The Commerce News.