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DCHS STAR Student, Teacher announced
2018 STAR student and teacher
Marley Hamby was named the Dawson County High School STAR Student for having the highest SAT scores in her class. Hamby named her chemistry teacher, Laura Hendrix, as the STAR Teacher for 2018. - photo by Jessica Taylor
“I love learning. I love sitting in a classroom and just reading about things that I’m interested in,” says Dawson County High School Senior Marley Hamby. “I could read a science textbook and it would be for enjoyment which is really nerdy and I understand but it’s just something I enjoy learning.” Hamby, who received the highest SAT score and is ranked first her class, was recognized by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators’ Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program as DCHS’s 2018 STAR Student. Getting an impressive SAT score takes work, and it took Hamby a few practice tests and hard studying to earn the scores she wanted. After taking the PSAT her sophomore and junior years, reading an SAT study book from cover to cover and taking the SAT several times, Hamby gave it her all and walked away with a composite score of 1510, scoring 760 in math and 750 in reading. “I was ecstatic because I’d worked for that for a long time,” said Hamby.