Youth Briefs

Two Diocese of Jackson students have been named STAR Students by the Mississippi Economic Council M.B. Swayze Foundation. STAR, an acronym for Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program, selects students on the basis of academic excellence and allows them to name a teacher who had a positive influence on their academic achievements.
Greenville St. Joseph School’s STAR student is Sarah Hayek. She named math teacher Celeste DeAngelo as her STAR teacher.
Madison St. Joseph’s honoree Franco Frascogna selected AP math and science teacher Chance Theriot as his STAR teacher.
The Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. Swayze Foundation sponsors the STAR Program in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among the state’s high school students. The STAR Program is meant to emphasize scholastic excellence and encourage greater scholastic effort among Mississippi students and recognize the teaching profession.
All the STAR students in the state were honored Thursday, April, 12, at the Jackson Convention Complex.