For the awards and recognitions just keep on coming.
STAR Student of , check.
STAR Student of Region 4, check.
Now, after the region win March 8 held at UGA's Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Franzluebbers and her her STAR teacher, Tom Drewry, advance to competition at the state level. The state winner will be announced during a banquet at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Ravinia Hotel on April 23.
"She's an exceptional student," Oconee County Superintendent John Jackson said of Berta. "The thing that's most amazing is that though she has ability, talent, and intellect, she's very humble. We're very fortunate to have her in our school system."
Berta's resume includes Literary Competition, Georgia Mathlete, Georgia Certificate of Merit, Phi Kappa Phi, AP Scholar with Distinction, , Beta Club, and Team Oconee. She can also proudly add , since she recently was awarded one of 28 coveted Ramsey scholarships for the UGA class of 2016. Plus, she's fluent in four languages.
Berta plans to major in engineering at UGA.
The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's outstanding high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development, according to the PAGE Foundation. Students must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average, the website notes.
Oconee County Schools central office administrative assistant Deborah Epps said according to the PAGE Foundation, three Oconee County High School students have won the state STAR award since 1984: Melissa Bugbee in 1996, Nathan Daniel Pettigrew in 1997, and Charles Mathis in 1999.