AHS 2016 STAR Student
Allison Phillips is Armuchee High's STAR Student
Posted on 03/10/2016
PhillipsAllison Phillips, a senior at Armuchee High School, was recently named the school's STAR student.  Phillips selected, Robina Gallagher, her AP Environmental Science teacher at the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy, as her STAR teacher.  Mrs. Gallagher also taught Phillips science at Armuchee Middle School.

To be named a STAR student, a senior must have the highest SAT score in the school 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 the senior must be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students in the senior 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.

Phillips will graduate in May with a perfect 4.0 grade point average at the top of her class at Armuchee.  "Allison's dedication to academic excellence is obvious," wrote Tammy Law Drumm, guidance counselor at Armuchee High School, in a letter to the STAR recognition program. "She is a participant in our school district's Honors Program, which requires that she take a rigorous curriculum."  At the conclusion of her senior year, Phillips will have completed five (5) AP courses, and 10 Honors classes.  She is a Georgia Certificate of Merit recipient, a Governor's Honors nominee and a member of the National Honors Society. 

Armuchee's top student is not only gifted in the classroom but Phillips is also active in her school and community.  She is a member of the AHS Key Club and she is active in outreach programs sponsored by the youth of her church.  Phillips was recently selected to represent Armuchee at Senator Tom Graves' District Leadership Summit. 

Phillips was selected as an executive intern at Floyd Medical Center this year.  She works primarily with women and children's programs at Floyd.  She is considering attending Berry College or Jacksonville State University after graduation and plans to pursue a career as a neonatal nurse practitioner.   

Photo: Allison Phillips and Robina Gallagher

Phillips and Gallagher