Columbia County school officials recognized Augusta Preparatory Day School senior Kaitlyn Frazier as the countys STAR student Wednesday.
The Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition honors are awarded annually to students making the highest score on the Scholastic Achievement Test and who are in the top 10 percent of their class.
Scoring a 2360 of a possible 2400 points on her SAT earned Kaitlyn the STAR student honor, and she chose Augusta Prep math teacher Timothy Shafer as her STAR teacher.
Shafer called Kaitlyn one of the brightest students he has ever taught and a classroom leader.
"Shes a real catalyst for a classroom to be as good as it can be," he said.
Involved in multiple school activities, including serving as class president, co-editor of the yearbook and cheerleading, Kaitlyn intends to attend either the University of Georgia or the Georgia Institute of Technology to study biomedical engineering in the fall.
"My parents are both doctors and I wanted to do something where I could combine both math and medicine," she said.
Six seniors and their chosen teachers from all of Columbia Countys public and private schools earning STAR student titles were honored in a ceremony at the Harlem Womans Club on Wednesday.
Columbia County School Superintendent Tommy Price praised all six of the countys STAR honorees.
"Im always humbled by this experience," he said.
"Ive always come to this by invitation. I never earned the right as a student or a teacher."
Kaitlyn will be in the running for the 13-county Area 7 STAR student title at First United Methodist Life Center in Thomson on March 23.
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