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Meet this year’s Star Teachers and Star Students

Ceremony honors Star Teachers and Star Students in the Class of 2022

The Star Teacher-Student Awards ceremony for the Class of 2022 was held on Thursday evening, April 28 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.  The recognition program was presented by Gaston County Schools and sponsored by The Gaston Gazette.

Each high school had the opportunity to choose an outstanding senior in the Class of 2022 as the school’s Star Student.  During the ceremony, the Star Student honored the Star Teacher who had the greatest influence on the student’s educational career.

Below are the Star Teacher-Student Awards honorees:

Ashbrook High School – Star Teacher Samantha Young selected by Star Student Elena High

Bessemer City High School – Star Teacher Mary Martin selected by Star Student Luke Hogan

Cherryville High School – Star Teacher Emilie Pope selected by Star Student Jackson Owens

Stuart W. Cramer High School - Star Teacher Chris Detweiler selected by Star Student Andrea Detweiler

East Gaston High School – Star Teacher Michael Kaufman selected by Star Student Allie Grice

Forestview High School – Star Teacher Lindsay Dickerson Beverly selected by Star Student Evan Friday

Gaston County Virtual Academy – Star Teacher Donna Griffith selected by Star Student Kortney Hawkins

Gaston Early College High School – Star Teacher Lauren Dixon selected by Star Student Joey Wittmer

Highland School of Technology – Star Teacher Dan Froehlich selected by Star Student Alyssa Manus

Hunter Huss High School – Star Teacher Carrie Baskett selected by Star Student Allison Kimmel

North Gaston High School – Star Teacher Calvin Arrowood selected by Star Student Libby Shaw

South Point High School – Star Teacher Karmen Teague selected by Star Student Caroline Beaty

Webb Street School – Star Teacher Christine Tileston selected by Star Student Isaac Simpson

Click on the name of the school to read the Star Student’s essay about his/her Star Teacher.

Click here for a PDF of the program.

Click here for a PDF of the Star Teacher-Star Student page in The Gaston Gazette.

The ceremony was recorded, and it premieres on Spectrum Cable Channel 21, the Education Station for Gaston County Schools, the week of May 16-22.  Airtimes are 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. each day.  The ceremony will re-air on TV at various times this summer.  

VIDEO: Star Teacher-Student Awards, Class of 2022