Student: Gail Marie Filpus-Luyckx
Teacher: Sheila Owen
Gail Marie Filpus-Luyckx, 17, has been named the STAR student for Augusta Preparatory Day Schools.
Augusta Prep STAR student Gail Marie Filpus-Luyckx chose Sheila Owen as her STAR teacher.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Gail, the daughter of Paul and Mary Filpus-Luyckx, of Augusta, is taking Advanced Placement English, AP Modern European History, AP Calculus, Honors Anatomy, Psychology and Honors Performance Lab, which is a theater course.
After high school, Gail said, she plans to attend the University of South Carolina and major in biology with a minor in theater.
"I want to be a high school biology teacher and teach an elective in Marine biology if I get a job at a coastal school," she said.
Sheila Owen, a science teacher who has taught at Augusta Prep for 16 years and also taught Gail in 11th grade AP Biology, said Gail is a phenomenal student.
"She has a great memory, and she's very innovative," Owen said.
She said that she was shocked when she learned Gail had named her a STAR teacher.
"There are so many good teachers at this school, and she could have picked anyone of them," the teacher said.
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