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Hall County Schools

Ashley Danielle Brock

School: Chestatee High School

College: Undecided

Intended major: Neuroscience

Outlook: “I’m ready for an interesting new experience.”

STAR teacher: Nick Scheman

On Scheman: “He’s always working so hard to help everyone else. No matter what he’s doing he manages to keep a smile on his face.”


Mallory P. Puckett

School: East Hall High School

College: Berry College or Kennesaw State University

Intended major: Music

Outlook: “I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing and just try to plan everything out.”

STAR teacher: Craig Cantrell

On Cantrell: “He’s been a mentor for me for years. He helps his students achieve their goals. He’s really hardworking.”


Bailey Connor Perry

School: Flowery Branch High School

College: Georgia Institute of Technology

Intended major: Chemical and biomolecular engineering

Outlook: “I’m pretty excited and glad to leave home. But I’m sad I won’t get see my little sister anymore. ... She’s 4 years old and we spend a lot of time together.”

STAR teacher: Terri Barker

On Barker: “She’s funny, she’s crazy and one of the best teachers I’ve met. She likes to go at the students’ speed, not the book’s, so the students get the best.”


Katie Michelle Turner

School: Johnson High School

College: University of Georgia

Intended major: Genetics

Outlook: “I’m excited. I’ve been talking to people in college about what it’s like to be independent and I’m excited, definitely.”

STAR teacher: Jean Prezel

On Prezel: “She’s such an inspiration to all of her students. She has so much love for what she’s doing.”


Lucas Chapman

School: North Hall High School

College: University of Texas

Intended major: History

Outlook: “Bright.” Chapman wants to travel and move around a lot in order to “see history, not just learn about it.”

STAR teacher: Brent Drury

On Drury: “He continues to inspire my love of history.”


Gainesville City Schools

Zhongkun Jin

School: Riverside Military Academy

College: Undecided

Intended major: Mathematics and economics

Outlook: “I’m pretty excited to go to college. I really like the learning environment.”

STAR teacher: Andrew Jobson

On Jobson: After moving from China, Jin had difficulty communicating in English. “He helped me with the language barrier going from Chinese to English.”

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