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Peachtree Ridge High School senior earns 2022 Gwinnett STAR Student title

February 9, 2022Pictured L-R: Adam Forrand, Adam Sherman, Chungin "Roy" Lee, and 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.



STAR Student

STAR Teacher

Archer High School

Grace Ajibola

Savion Crawford

Daniel Tuten

Joni Jameson

John Jameson

Joni Jameson

Berkmar High School

Kamari Aun’yah Pickens

Jill Stuttgen

Brookwood High School

 Darcy Paige Johnson

Josh  Walters

*Buford High School

James “Jimmy” Ragazino

Lisa Cole

Central Gwinnett High School

Young Bui


Abigail “Abby” Rollins

Michelle Ung

Dr. Tiffany Bookal (teaches at Paul Duke STEM HS)

Shannon Rollins

Laura Noell (retired teacher from Winn Holt ES)

Collins Hill High School

Irene Park

Danielle Wilcher

Dacula High School

Jennifer R. Lawler

Lesley Buchanan

Discovery High School

Miles “Jesse” Chippindale

Jayson Fong

Dr. Jayme Hicks

Dr. Jayme Hicks

Duluth High School

An Truong Vu

Jordan White

Grayson High School

Richard “Hayden” Narey

Dr.  Wendy Dyer

Greater Atlanta Christian School

Harin “Lynn” Sim

Gary Crane

Gwinnett Online Campus

Lillie Mertelle Rolader

Hope Campbell

Gwinnett School of Mathematics,
Science and Technology (GSMST)

Radhika Sharma

Dr. Chad Morgan

Hebron Christian Academy

Joshua Mark Hammond

Angela Brannen (retired)

Killian Hill Christian School

Grant Elder

Daniel Noelle

John Allan

John Allan

Lanier High School

Joshua Luis Carreon Canlas

Faith Mani

Collin Jones

Michael Cook

McClure Health Science
High School

Adolfo Ruiz Padron

Kathleen Kangas

Meadowcreek High School

Yahya Tahsin Habib

Dr. Michael Nguyen-Quan

Mill Creek High School

Justin Choe

Cade Holland

Wook “Daniel” Jung

Victoria Wilson

Greg Marr

Dana Ballard

Mountain View High School

Benjamin “Ben” Chiok

David Novelly

Norcross High School

Colin Patrick Ryan

Barbara Bartow

North Gwinnett High School

Thien-An “Annie” Dang

Albert Doan

Madeline Dodson

Isaac J. Kim

Rebecca Carlisle

Katie Massey

John Rhilinger

Zachary Luna


Notre Dame Academy

Megan “Meg” Brodie Willis

Daniel Jewitt

Parkview High School

Andy Zhu

John Foulk

Paul Duke STEM High School

Noah Samuel Budnitz

Philip Peavy

*Peachtree Ridge High School

Chungin “Roy” Lee

Adam Sherman

Providence Christian Academy

Isaac James Moran

Brian Brewer

Shiloh High School

Kaamya Mehra

Daniel Spiegel

South Gwinnett High School

Victor Bunpech Ung

Carla Jordan

Sugar Hill Christian Academy

Alexander “Zander” Steffey

John “Jack” Swift

Heather Adams

Kathey Reinertson

Wesleyan School

Kayla Kim

Dr. Isiah Hill


*System winners