Kayla Ngo, a senior at Coosa High School, was recently named the school’s STAR student.  Ngo selected, Chris Parker, her AP English language and composition teacher, as her STAR Teacher. “I was impressed not only with how intelligent she is, but also by Kayla’s academic curiosity,” commented Parker. “Kayla doesn’t just learn for the sake of good grades; she learns because she genuinely, wants to understand the world around her.”

To be named a STAR student, a senior must have the highest SAT score in the school on one test date through November prior to graduation.  The student’s SAT scores must be equal to or higher than the national average, and the senior must be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students in the senior class based on grade point average.

The STAR teacher is selected by the STAR student for having made the most significant contribution to the student’s scholastic development.

Ngo is a gifted student fluent in both English and Vietnamese.  She has received honors for excellence in AP European History, Honors Biology, AP Calculus, AP Language and Composition, Honors Spanish, Honors Chemistry, Honors Physics, and Honors Civics. She is in the BETA Club, on the math team, a CHS Academic Decathlon team member and a member of the National Honors Society.

Coosa’s top student is also active in extra-curricular activities at school and involved in her community.  Ngo is a member of the volleyball team, tennis team, FBLA, the Junior Optimist Club and she serves on the Coosa High Student Council.  Ngo is active in the community as a volunteer at Floyd Medical Center.

After graduation, Ngo plans to attend Georgia Tech and major in Biomedical Engineering. She would like to explore a career in the research and development of prosthetics.