Three Gwinnett seniors— Min-Seok “Brian” Cho of Brookwood HS, Jackson Baird of Duluth HS, and Micaiah Cowart of Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST)—along with a private school student will share the title of Gwinnett 2018 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student representing Gwinnett County’s public and private schools. Each STAR student is the senior in the top 10 percent of his or her class with the highest SAT score. Brian, Jackson, and Micaiah earned the county title by having the highest SAT scores among the countywide Class of 2018.
As part of the recognition, each STAR student selects a teacher as the educator who has had a strong influence on his or her academic career. Brookwood’s honored student selected Dan Miller as his STAR Teacher. Mr. Miller was an engineer for 28 years before becoming an Advanced Placement (AP) Physics teacher. Dr. Christopher DeCastro, who teaches AP Calculus and AP Computer Science courses at Duluth, is Jackson’s STAR Teacher. GSMST’s STAR student tapped Jobie Johnson, who teaches AP Literature and AP Psychology, as his most influential teacher.
As 2018 Gwinnett County STAR Student/Teacher winners, the teams of Cho/Miller, Baird/DeCastro, and Cowart/Johnson will now move on to compete for the regional title. Regional winners will then advance to the state level for the honor of being named Georgia’s 2018 STAR Student and Teacher.