Pictured L-R: Partnership Gwinnett Vice President Adam Forrand, Gwinnett STAR Student Chungin “Roy” Lee, Gwinnett STAR Teacher Adam Sherman, GCPS Superintendent Dr. Calvin Watts.

An event which celebrates some of Gwinnett County’s brightest culminated with the naming of Chungin “Roy” Lee as Gwinnett County’s STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student, representing Gwinnett County’s public and private schools.

The STAR student honor is bestowed on the senior in the top 10 percent of his or her class with the highest SAT score. As part of the recognition, the STAR student selects a teacher who has had a strong influence on his/her academic career. The Peachtree Ridge High School senior selected his Language Arts teacher Adam Sherman, as his STAR Teacher.
James “Jimmy” Ragazino was named Buford City Schools’ STAR Student and he selected Lisa Cole as his STAR Teacher.

The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation and Partnership Gwinnett partnered to honor STAR Student and Teacher honorees during this year’s STAR Student and Teacher Luncheon on Wednesday, February 9. The event celebrates all local school STAR students from each Gwinnett County high school (public and private), as well as the top student from Buford High School (Buford City Schools).



Local sponsors include Partnership Gwinnett; Presenting Sponsor— Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Elite Sponsor— Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia Campus, UPS Healthcare and Georgia First; Core Sponsor—Georgia United Credit Union.

The 2022 Gwinnett County and Buford City STAR Student and Teacher winners will now move on and compete for the regional title. Regional winners will then move to the state level for the honor of being named Georgia’s 2022 STAR Student and Teacher. On the next page you will find the STAR students and teachers from Gwinnett high schools.

2022 Gwinnett County and Buford City STAR Student and Teacher winners