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HCA Student and Teacher Honored as STAR Recipients

HCA Student and Teacher Honored as STAR Recipients
David Beall

DACULA, Ga. – Partnership Gwinnett hosted the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) reception last week, honoring 76 recipients from 32 schools in Gwinnett County, including HCA senior Peter Lee and technology teacher Taylor Kulp.

The event, sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, was held at the John C. Maxwell Leadership Center in Duluth on Jan. 26 and honored the highest achieving seniors and their most academically influential teachers.

“Gwinnett County boasts some of the best schools in the nation,” said Partnership Gwinnett Economic Development Vice President Andrew Carnes. “We are proud to celebrate and congratulate these talented students who represent our future workforce and the teachers who have made a difference in their lives.”

Peter Lee was presented the STAR Award as he sits in the top 10 of the 2023 class and has the highest SAT score. He has attended HCA since the eighth grade and excelled throughout high school, currently holding a 4.5 GPA despite taking 11 Advanced Placement courses. He has been accepted to the Oxford College at Emory University and will continue expanding his already impressive understanding of computer science, with an emphasis in the medical field.

Lee selected Taylor Kulp as his STAR Teacher after taking his AP Computer Science class last year. Kulp is in his second year at HCA after an extensive career in computer programming, and is making an immediate impact during the short time he has been on campus.