Current weather

  • Clear sky
  • 82°
    Clear sky
  • Comment

Evans STAR students keeps a lot of irons in academic fire

Posted: March 9, 2014 - 1:05am
Evans High School STAR student Amy Youngsman selected AP Government and politics teacher Lynn Pagano as her STAR teacher.   Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Evans High School STAR student Amy Youngsman selected AP Government and politics teacher Lynn Pagano as her STAR teacher.

Time management is often a difficult skill for students to master, but for Evans High School STAR student Amy Youngsman it was a necessity.

In addition to scoring 2,180 on the SAT, the highest score in the school, Youngsman also is an active volunteer at school and in her community.

“I’m president of the National Honor Society, a member of the math team, Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, student council and the Beta Club,” said Youngsman.

She also tutors other students in math, volunteers at the Salvation Army soup kitchen, helps with the Spooky to be Hungry food drive and Interfaith Hospitality.

Youngsman is going to major in biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech, followed by medical school.

“She is going to make a dynamic physician,” says AP Government and Politics teacher Lynn Pagano, whom Youngsman selected as her STAR teacher.

Youngsman had Pagano for an advanced placement government class when she was a sophomore.

“She’s very passionate about teaching, and I think that makes students passionate about learning,” Youngsman said. “Her love of teaching is very evident in the classroom.”

Pagano recently looked up Youngsman’s grades from that class.

“Her first semester grade was a 99,” said Pagano, “but that wasn’t good enough because her second semester grade was a 100 percent,” said Pagano. “I can tell you that from the day I met her until the end of our time together she did nothing but get better.”

  • Comment

Follow News-Times:

News-Times Video »

CONTACT US

  • Main: 706-868-1222
  • Fax: 706-823-6062
  • Email: cnt@newstimesonline.com
  • 4272 Washington Rd, Suite 3B, Evans, Ga. 30809

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES