2017 Armuchee STAR
Jayme Barrett is Armuchee High's STAR Student
Posted on 02/23/2017
Jayme Barrett, AHS STAR Student
Jayme Barrett was named Armuchee High School's STAR student recently at Armuchee High.  The award was presented by the Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce.  Barrett selected Ashley Flagello, her AP biology teacher, as the AHS STAR teacher.   

To be named a STAR student, a high school 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 in the school's senior class based on grade point average.  

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

According to her counselor, Barrett is dedicated to academic excellence. "Jayme's dedication to academic excellence is evident in her choice to participate in our district's Honors program," said Tammy Drumm, the counselor at Armuchee High. "This program requires Jayme to take our most rigorous curriculum.  At the time of graduation, Barrett will have taken 9 AP classes as well as 13 Honors courses.  She has earned honors as having the highest GPA in math, English language arts, science and social studies and she is a Georgia Certificate of Merit winner. Barrett is president of the AHS Key Club and was voted by her classmates as "Most Likely to Succeed." Barrett will graduate in May as Valedictorian of Armuchee High School.

Barrett is active in her community in Relay for Life, The March of Dimes, local food pantries, Toys for Tots, teacher appreciation projects, Tribefest and peer tutoring projects.  She was recognized for her community work by the Exchange Club of Rome with the group's 2017 Golden Deeds Award.

Barrett is unsure of her major but she plans to attend Georgia Tech this fall.    

The STAR program has been in existence since 1958 and has recognized more than 24,000 students and teachers in Georgia. The program is sponsored locally by the Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce and statewide by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE).
 
Photo: Jayme Barrett and Ashley Flagello

Jayme Barrett and Ms. Flagello