Sandy Creek STAR Student and Teacher

Each year the Professional Association of Georgia Educators sponsors the STAR program whereby each Georgia high school identifies its STAR Student. The STAR Student is a high school senior who has the highest SAT score in their class and is also in the top 10% of their class. Each STAR Student then selects a teacher whom they feel had a great impact on their education, and this teacher is recognized as a STAR Teacher.

This year, Dr. Evans is pleased to announce that Tochukwu "Tochi" Awachie is Sandy Creek High School’s STAR Student. Tochi selected Mrs. Dorner, her former English teacher, as her STAR Teacher. In announcing her STAR Teacher selection, Tochi commented about her dislike of writing and how Mrs. Dorner greatly impacted her attitude in a positive way. Because of Mrs. Dorner’s influence and great teaching, Tochi improved her SAT writing score by 60 points on this past October’s SAT test.

Tochi and Mrs. Dorner will be recognized at the annual Kiwanis STAR Student/Teacher recognition dinner. Congratulations on your achievements Tochi and Mrs. Dorner!

By Chandler Hall
SkillsUSA Competition Results

The Sandy Creek High School Chapter of SkillsUSA continued their tradition and achieved great success at the recent SkillsUSA Region 5 Competition held February 5th at Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin, Georgia. More than 500 students and advisors from throughout our region competed in 33 national level contests supporting students in Architecture, Construction, Communication, Transportation, Public Safety, Cosmetology and Culinary Arts. The Sandy Creek chapter medaled gold, silver or bronze in nine out of thirteen competitions. To read more about the compition and the winners click here.

By Chandler Hall
Sandy Creek's Teacher of the Year

Ms. Connie Kollias is the Sandy Creek High School Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015. Ms. Kollias is an English teacher in her 21st year at SCHS. She is known for her gentle demeanor and her strong grasp of her classroom and her material. She is admired by faculty and students alike, making her one of the most beloved teachers at SCHS.

By Chandler Hall
2015 Patriot Run Information

The 2nd annual Patriot Run is back! Who is pumped for the race this year? Every registered runner will get a long sleeve and a goody bag! Anyone and everyone is encouraged to run or walk. This family centered race will have different contests this year. Which will be including "Most Patriotic Patriot" and "Look I caught the Patriot". Come out February 21, 2015 and participate in the fun! We look forward to seeing each and everyone of you!! There will be a 1 mile fun run, 5k and now a 10k!! Top finishers from each age group will receive medals. For more information, including the registration form and a map of the run, click here.

By Chandler Hall