The ranking is based on the school’s College and Career Readiness Index score, which rates the overall performance of a school, which is based on criteria from attendance and behavior to academic performance indicators.
Since fall 2020, the Lowndes County Utilities Department has taken a couple of hours each month delivering food boxes from Second Harvest of South Georgia to individuals at the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Time Out, as well as residents at Ashley Towers.
This past Friday, law enforcement and volunteers helped celebrate National Donut Day by collecting donations at Dunkin’ locations across the state to support Special Olympics Georgia’s mission to help athletes realize their dreams of training and competing in athletic competitions year-round.
Sgt. Chad Ciani of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. John Brown of the Americus Police Department, Battalion Chief and Fire Marshal Rick Bell of Sumter County Fire Rescue and Engineer Billy Jones of the Americus Fire and Emergency Services were all awarded the honor.
To be named a STAR student, high school seniors must have the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the March test date of their senior year and be in the top 10% or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average at their respective schools.
The department said although Cason has only been with the department for a little over a year, in that time, he has distinguished himself with his strong work ethic and willingness to go beyond the basics when investigating criminal activity.