2010 Floyd County STAR Student
Coosa High’s Luke Weeks selected as Floyd County STAR Student
Posted on 03/15/2010
Luke Weeks, a senior at Coosa High School, was selected the system STAR student for Floyd County Schools at a recent Exchange Club luncheon to honor STAR students and teachers. The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce announced STAR student winners for Rome and Floyd County at the Exchange Club luncheon. High schools throughout Georgia name a STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) student, and the student chooses a STAR teacher to share in this recognition. 

Luke Weeks is a highly decorated senior at Coosa High as he was recently named as a Finalist in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program and he led his Coosa team to the state finals in the Georgia Academic Decathlon Championship. Weeks has been the top performer or tied as top performer in the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon for the last four years. Weeks also is the editor-in-chief of the Coosa literary magazine, a member of the National Honor Society and is on the Coosa tennis team. Weeks selected science teacher Bill Daughtry as his STAR teacher. Daughtry is also a coach of the Coosa High Academic Decathlon team. 

Other school winners for Floyd County were: 
  • Armuchee High - Student: Lauren Michelle Collins; teacher: Leigh Burnham 
  • Model High School - Student: Sarah Kay Lively ; teacher: Kelly Dooley 
  • Pepperell High School - Student: Keith Colton Jeris; teacher: Tina Rush 
The STAR program, now in its 52nd year, is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educations Foundation (PAGE), the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Education. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on one test date on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.