Star teachers, students honored

GASTONIA – The top students in Gaston County’s Class of 2013 were recently recognized at the annual Star Teacher-Star Student Awards.

At the program, the top students from each high school were recognized, as well as the teacher who had the greatest influence on the students’ educational careers.

“Star Teachers are outstanding educators who have inspired these students and numerous others in their classrooms,” Superintendent L. Reeves McGlohon said. “Star Students are the kind of young men and women you want in charge of your businesses, your government and your armed forces. They are our future leaders and decision makers. We are extremely proud of our honorees.”

During the ceremony, each student reads an essay about his or her star teacher. The awards are presented by the Gaston Gazette and the county Board of Education.

“The Star Teachers make a difference in the lives of students everyday,” said Kenny Lutz, chairman of the Board of Education. “They set high standards and expectations, but at the same time they guide the students and help them reach their goals.”

The Mountain Island-area students and teachers who were honored:

• East Gaston High School – Star Teacher Jacquilyn Weiner selected by Star Student Caroline Hawkins

• South Point High School – Star Teacher Leslie Kalmbach selected by Star Student Sadler Gensch

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