Sankan Nyanseor is 2004 Valedictorian at Tri-Cities High
April 12, 2004
Sankan Worhwinn Nyanseor
Sankan, 18, is also a national merits scholar, and is one of 22 high school students in the State of Georgia to receive the coveted “Star Recognition Award” for 2004. The STAR Award is sponsored each year by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), the Georgia Department of Education, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
To obtain the STAR nomination, each student must have the highest score in one sitting on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) taken through the November test date of their senior year and each student must also be in the top 10 percent in their class. Regional STAR winners and their STAR teachers are then invited to Atlanta each year for the STAR awards ceremony. This year’s STAR Award ceremony was held at the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club.
Sankan is also a recipient of Tri-Cities High School “Super Honor Roll Award” for her academic excellence. Also, she was awarded a certificate in Language Arts for her performance as the department’s outstanding student. Sankan’s graduation date is set for May 21, 2004, and she has been accepted for admission to Emory University and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Fulton County STAR Students
Sankan with STAR Teacher Richard Rollins (L)
Mr. Nyanseor is, however, not yet sure if Sankan would attend Emory, Georgia Tech or Duke next Fall, but said he thinks she is leaning toward Emory University because of the university’s connection to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta. Ms. Nyanseor said sometime ago that she wanted to become a Virologist to one-day work with the CDC in developing vaccines to cure numerous viruses such as HIV and AIDS that affect many people in the United States and Africa.
Tri-Cities High School is a leading secondary school in
Georgia. The school is called Tri-Cities because it primarily caters
to students from the cities of College Park, East Point and Hapeville.
It is located in East Point, Georgia.