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STAR Students Selected in Mississippi

STAR Students and STAR Teachers

Pictured left to right, front row: Edmund Doerksen, Brown Turner, Alex Mobley, Anne Claire Rester, Anna Kang. Back row: Nicole Roberson, Sugi Wiltcher, Carolyn Murphy, Diala Chaney.

Oxford, Mississippi (March 29, 2021) — Oxford High School recognizes five students who have been named STAR Students for the 2020-2021 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation.

STAR Student status is awarded to seniors who have the highest ACT score at each school. Seniors with a 35 or above receive a nomination. STAR Students, once selected, are asked to nominate their STAR Teacher. The teacher selected is, in the STAR Student’s opinion, the person who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement.

  • Edmund Doerksen – Teacher, Nicole Roberson
  • Anna Kang – Teacher, Sugi Wiltcher
  • Alex Mobley – Teacher, Carolyn Murphy
  • Brown Turner – Teacher, Sugi Wiltcher
  • Anne Claire Rester – Teacher, Diala Chaney

Established by the Mississippi Economic Council in 1965, the purpose of the STAR program is to recognize outstanding students & teachers in Mississippi.

“The STAR program encourages and promotes academic achievement among Mississippi’s high school seniors. We congratulate all of our STAR Students and STAR Teachers for their exceptional level of achievement,” said Vickie Powell, Senior Vice President of Foundations. Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement.

Over 600 STAR Students and STAR Teachers will be recognized for their exceptional achievement by MEC’s M.B. Swayze Foundation with medallions, certificates, and lapel pins. The top 20 STAR Students – The ALL-STAR Scholars – will receive scholarships and their STAR Teachers will receive awards provided by the Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Charitable Foundation. The highlight of STAR is the naming of the Mississippi ALL-STAR Scholar for 2020–2021 school year and winner of the coveted $24,000 Cook Foundation Scholarship.

STAR Student Edmund Doerksen with teacher Nicole Roberson

STAR Student Edmund Doerksen (pictured right) with teacher Nicole Roberson (pictured left)

STAR Student Anna Kang with teacher Sugi Wiltcher

STAR Student Anna Kang (pictured right) with teacher Sugi Wiltcher (pictured left)

STAR Student Alex Mobley with teacher Carolyn Murphy

STAR Student Alex Mobley (pictured right) with teacher Carolyn Murphy (pictured left)

STAR Student Brown Turner with teacher Sugi Wiltcher

STAR Student Brown Turner (pictured right) with teacher Sugi Wiltcher (pictured left)

STAR Student Anne Claire Rester with teacher Diala Chaney

STAR Student Anne Claire Rester (pictured right) with teacher Diala Chaney (pictured left)