SPECIAL FOR THE AJT //
Yeshiva Atlanta announces that Elan Miller is the school’s 2012 STAR Student. The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program (STAR) honors Georgia’s outstanding high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development.
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To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score of their classmates on the three-part SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year. They must also be in the top 10 percent (or top 10 students) of their class based on grade point average.
In addition to being one of YA’s top students, Miller is co-president of the Student Council, has been a valued member of the soccer team for three years and serves as a senior staff writer for the school’s newspaper. He is also a member of the school’s Environmental Club, and, when his daily classes are complete, works as an intern at the CDC.
As STAR Student, Miller was asked to name his STAR Teacher, and he selected Rabbi Asher Yablok, who joined the Yeshiva Atlanta team in 2011 as the Dean of Judaic Studies. Rabbi Yablok was Miller’s teacher for Advanced Talmud this past year, and this is the rabbi’s first STAR Teacher award.