Daniel Drummond has been named as a STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the 2011-2012 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council’s M. B. Swayze Educational Foundation, sponsor of the STAR program.
The New Albany High School senior was honored during the annual Education Celebration on April 12 at the Jackson Convention Center in downtown Jackson. This prestigious event was co-sponsored by Entergy Mississippi, AT&T, Mississippi Power Company, BancorpSouth, and Trustmark National Bank.
STAR Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence. “Both American College Test (ACT) scores and scholastic averages are compared to determine the school’s STAR Student,” explained Vickie Powell of Jackson, Vice President, Foundation Programs. “The STAR program encourages and promotes academic achievement among Mississippi’s high school seniors,” she said.
Drummond is the son of Larry and Janet Drummond. He is a member of the Science National Honor Society, Spanish Club, FCA, and National Honor Society. He has also participated in basketball and cross county. Drummond plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall.
Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the classroom teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement. Drummond chose Mary Margarett King as his STAR teacher.
King earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and a Master of Arts Degree in English from the University of North Alabama. She is National Board Certified and has seven years of teaching experience.
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