Kay Carroll Barnes, long-time math teacher at Flint River Academy, was recently honored by the PAGE Foundation at the state STAR teacher student Achievement Recognition Banquet for her record of being named STAR teacher thirty times. This is a record for the state. The banquet was held at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place in Atlanta on April 25th. She was presented a beautiful crystal STAR statue. Her picture and response to this recognition were printed in the program. All of the STAR students and their teachers from eleven regions in the state were present. Parents and other guests were also Invited. At the conclusion of the program the state STAR student, Jon Quiaqen Liu from Lowndes County, was named the state STAR student. The student in each school is named on the basis of his or her SAT score and then chooses the teacher who has been most influential in his or her high school career.
To the left is a copy of Mrs. Barnes’ response to what this honor has meant to her as it appeared in the program.