Pepperell STAR student
Andrew Owen is Pepperell STAR student
Posted on 04/13/2012
Andrew Owen, a senior at Pepperell High School, has been selected as the school's STAR student for 2012. Owen has had his head in the clouds and his nose in his books during his school career as he was selected Pepperell's STAR student and plans to pursue a career in aeronautical engineering. he selected Bob Steelnack, band director at Pepperell High, as his STAR Teacher.

Owen has a grade point average of 3.984 at Pepperell High. He has been selected as an AP Scholar, Optimist Student of the Year in Creative Arts, and he has received a Georgia Certificate of Merit. He has also been active in the band at Pepperell serving as section leader for two years and one year as band captain. He has also been active in school and community theatre. He has appeared in Three Musketeers, Anything Goes, Soup de Jour, Urban Legends and H.M.S. Pinafore. He has also participated in chorus, he has been a member of the Pepperell Academic Decathlon team, and a member of the National Honor Society. Owen participated in FBLA competition where he finished in the top ten in Georgia in Introduction to Business. 

Owen has received the Presidential Scholarship to the University of Alabama which will cover full tuition and valued at over $80,000. He has also received an engineering grant for $2,500 per year. Owen plans to study engineering and continue involvement with theatre. “I picked engineering over drama because I believe I can help make advancements in airplane and spacecraft design that will allow people to fly faster, better, and farther," Owen said. "I would like to experience space flight myself one day, as I love exploring new places." Owen added, "Not to say I won’t continue drama, just more as a hobby than as a career.”

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) award, sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce; the Georgia Department of Education and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, is presented to a high school senior with the school’s highest SAT score and ranking in the top ten percent or top ten members of the school’s senior class. Each STAR student selects a STAR Teacher in the recognition program.

Andrew Owen, PHS Senior
Andrew Owen, Senior at PHS
Bob Steelnack, Band Director at PHS
Bob Steelnack, Band Director at PHS