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Lakeside High seniors win area STAR Student honors

Posted: March 21, 2012 - 9:36am  |  Updated: March 21, 2012 - 9:42am
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Lakeside High STAR Student and Teacher Katie Bollag and Lilly Good.  Jim Blaylock
Jim Blaylock
Lakeside High STAR Student and Teacher Katie Bollag and Lilly Good.

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Lakeside High School seniors Katie Bollag and Mihir Patel were named the Region 7 STAR Students during a Tuesday ceremony in Thomson.

The award annually is given to area students achieving the highest score on the SAT while academically ranking amongst the top 10 percent in their classes.

Bollag and Patel both scored a 2350 on the SAT out of a possible 2400. They previously tied for the Columbia County STAR Student award during a February ceremony in Harlem.

Each year, STAR Students choose an educator who greatly influenced their academic careers to be STAR Teachers.

Bollag chose Lakeside High math teacher Lilly Good. Patel picked math teacher Jerry Meitin.

All four now qualify for the state STAR Student and Teacher competition to be announced next month in Atlanta.

Other Region 7 counties competing for the honor were Burke, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington and Wilkes.

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