AHS STAR Student
Rachel Garland is AHS STAR Student
Posted on 02/27/2015
Rachel Garland, a senior at Armuchee High School, has been named the 2015 STAR student at Armuchee High School.  Garland selected Emily Mowery, An AP English/language arts and Journalism teacher, as her STAR teacher.  

To be named a STAR student, seniors must have the highest SAT score in their school taken on one test date through November prior to graduation. The student's SAT scores must be equal to or higher than the national average, and seniors must also be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students in their class based on grade point average. 

The STAR teacher is selected by the STAR student for having made the most significant contribution to the student's scholastic development. 

By the end of her senior year, Garland will have completed seven Advanced Placement courses and fifteen Honors courses.  She has also maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA.  She has been recognized as a Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholar, an AP Scholar, and she participated in the Governor's Honors Program.  Garland is a member of the Spanish Honor Society, the National Honor Society, and the National Society of High School Scholars.  She earned a score of 2020 on the SAT.

Garland is also active in Armuchee High's extra-curricular activities.  She was a founding member and president of the AHS Key Club, member of the Student Council, in the Journalism Club, and the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes.)  She has been a member of the Armuchee High Academic Decathlon team, the softball team and chorus.  Garland has participated in the Hugh O'Brien Leadership Academy, Student Leadership Academy, Leadership Rome, and the Georgia Teen Institute.  She has been part of the Floyd County Youth Action Team, the Floyd Against Drugs group and participated in the Floyd County Schools Student Advisory Committee.

The Armuchee senior has also been active in the community.  Garland volunteers for the Rome/Floyd Parks and Recreation program and a local children's foster care home.  She is the founder of "Grammie-Cures" which provides manicures at a local senior citizens center.   

Garland plans to attend Samford University or Georgia Tech after graduation and study pre-med. 

The STAR program has been in existence since 1958 and recognized more than 24,000 students and teachers in Georgia.  The program is sponsored locally by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce.

Photo: Garland and STAR teacher Emily Mowery