Devinn Ingram named "STAR Student"


Americus-Sumter High senior Devinn Ingram has been named "STAR Student" for the 2020-2021 school year. Ingram has chosen ASHS calculus instructor Dr. David Ndaayezwi to share in the award and serve as his STAR teacher.    

The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) is sponsored, administered and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE). Since its creation by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in 1958, the STAR program has honored nearly 26,000 students and teachers. In order to qualify for a STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.

Each year participating Georgia high schools name a STAR student, who then chooses a STAR teacher from that school to share in the recognition. The students and their teachers are honored by their schools and also receive special recognition in the community from sponsoring civic organizations and businesses. Students then compete for school system recognition as the top STAR Student, and those winners compete for region honors. Region winners contend for the honor of being named "State PAGE STAR Student."  The STAR Teachers mentor their STAR Students at every stage of the process.

Ingram said he is honored to represent ASHS as STAR Student. He chose Dr. David Ndaayezwi as his STAR Teacher. “I'm proud that I was chosen for this award," Ingram said. "I chose Dr. Ndaayezwi as my Star Teacher because he helps me with scholarships and inspires me to reach my academic goals. Math is an important part of engineering, which is the field I plan to study."

“Devinn came into my Calculus class during his eleventh grade year," said Ndaayezwi. "He catches on fast, has a positive attitude, and pays great attention to detail, which is very important in Calculus. We soon formed a mutual trust, then once Devinn started confiding in me about his goals, I offered him my guidance and support. I am very proud of Devinn.”

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