2011 Floyd County STAR Student
Hope Bettler is 2011 Floyd County STAR Student
Posted on 03/14/2011

Hope Bettler, a senior at Armuchee High, has been selected as the 2011 STAR Student for Floyd County Schools. The award was presented at the annual gathering of the areas best and brightest students at the Exchange Club meeting on Friday, March 11, 2011. The announcement was made by Al Hodge of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. 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. A STAR representative is selected at the system level (or district) to advance in the STAR recognition program. 

Each STAR student selects a STAR Teacher of their choice in the recognition program. The teacher may be a current or former teacher of the student at any grade level. Hope Bettler selected Leigha Burnham, a former Armuchee High teacher as her STAR Teacher. 

Bettler has been a standout student at Armuchee High. She has also won honors for her spelling ability at the system and district level. She won the Floyd County Schools Spelling Bee in 2007 and 2005. She was runner-up at the District Spelling Bee in 2007. Hope has plans to attend Oglethorpe University where she will major in biology. She also said that she would later like to attend graduate school and study anthropology or archaeology. 

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is recognizing STAR recipients at all area high schools in the next few weeks. The individual high school winners will then be in the running for the STAR Student of Floyd County Schools. The system winner will be selected on March 11, 2011. System winners will then move on to the district competition.