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PHS STAR students and teachers profiled


Submitted by Reeder Burch,

Optimist member

The Optimist Club of Jasper will host the annual “STAR” Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. The banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College, 100 Campus Drive, Jasper, Ga. Anyone interested in attending the banquet should contact Reservation Coordinator Rodney Buckingham by e-mailing him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Banquet tickets are $22 per person and the dinner will be catered by the Woodbridge Inn.

Former Pickens High School STAR Student, Dr. John Chastain, will be the guest speaker for the banquet. Chastain, a 1994 graduate of PHS, was the STAR Student of his class and chose his mother, Kaye Chastain as his STAR Teacher. Chastain is a physician in Atlanta.

This year the Optimists will recognize the PHS STAR Student and Teacher along with Nine STAR Finalists. Each student and teacher was given a questionnaire and below you will find responses from each of this year’s STARS.

The STAR Student for this year is Michael Land and the STAR Teacher is Mrs. Gail Culbreth.

The Star finalists who are all profiled in this week's print edition Pages 10A-11A are:

Jessica Bell - Susan Anderson

Jessica Bradley - Martha Kinney

Lauren Fann - Danny McCormick

Taylor Goble - Lynn Cantrell

Sara Rooker - Shea Byers

Emily Talley - Kevin Jacobs

Alberto Torres - Patrick Gallagher

Jamie Waterman - Carissa Parker

Carly Wood - Mary Land


Don Y
0 #1 Don Y 2011-02-17 21:31
Very good Alberto - Like father like son.

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