Erin C. Walters, daughter of Stewart and Juanita Walters, has been selected Northeast Jones STAR Student for the 2017-18 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council M. B. Swayze Foundation.
Historian of the NEJ Class of 2018, she will be honored during the annual Education Celebration on April 12 at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson.
Star Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence.
Both ACT scores and scholastic averages are compared to determine the school’s STAR Student, explained Vickie Powell of Jackson, Senior Vice President of Foundations.
“The STAR program encourages and promotes academic achievement among Mississippi’s high school seniors,” she said.
Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement.
Jessica C. Stroo was designated NEJ’s 2017-18 STAR Teacher. She teaches French and Advanced Placement World History, and she is the Beta Club sponsor.