Decatur County STAR students honored at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Bainbridge High School senior Trey Walker from BHS Assistant Principal Vonda Hubbard, as his parents Billy and Rhonda Walker look on.

STAR students from Bainbridge High School and Grace Christian Academy were recognized at the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce’s “Chamber Connect” lunch on Thursday, March 6.

The STAR Student and STAR Teacher programs are sponsored by the

To be named STAR student, each student must meet two qualifications: 1) Have the highest score on a three-part SAT test 2) Be among the top 10 percent of their class or among the top 10 students in their class.

Trey Walker, the son of Billy and Rhonda Walker, was honored as the STAR student at Bainbridge High School. He was also named the overall local STAR student, which enables him to compete at a regional and state level for further honors.

Trey named BHS social studies teacher Pauncho Hufstetler as his STAR teacher.

Trey is an Eagle Scout and is active in several extracurricular activities, including the BHS Band, the science club and the math club. He plans to attend the University of Georgia after high school and study either biochemistry or cell biology.

Joshua Carnes named GCA STAR student

Grace Christian Academy senior Joshua Carnes accepts his STAR student plaque from BHS' Vonda Hubbard.
Grace Christian Academy senior Joshua Carnes accepts his STAR student plaque from BHS’ Vonda Hubbard.

Joshua Carnes, the son of Brian and Teresa Carnes, was honored as the STAR student at Grace Christian Academy.

Joshua named social studies teacher Richard Cox as his STAR Teacher.

Carnes’ favorite subjects are math and science. He runs cross country and is a captain on the school’s soccer team. Carnes plans to attend Georgia Southern and study mechanical engineering.

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