It is with great pleasure that I announce the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & STAR Presentation sponsored by Budget Blinds. The event was held on Tuesday, February 18th at 11:45am in the Union County Community Center.
Attendees can look forward to our annual Chamber programs and statistics update which will highlight the top accomplishments of 2013 as well as exciting announcements for 2014. Each attendee will be the first to receive a complimentary copy of our brand new 2014 Community Magazine and Business Directory which features a variety of stories and resources for residents, newcomers, and visitors. Lunch will be provided by The View Grill.
The Chamber is also proud to be the local sponsor of the STAR Student/Teacher program. At this year’s event we will recognize UCHS STAR Student, Alice Francis; UCHS STAR Teacher, Amy Payne; Woody Gap STAR Student, Logan Wood; and Woody Gap STAR Teacher, Althea Cantrell. For those who are not familiar, the PAGE STAR program honors Georgia’s outstanding high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school students must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent of their class based on grade point average. Each high school STAR student is asked to name his/her STAR teacher. High School recipients compete for school system titles; and system STAR students in turn compete for region honors. Region winners and their STAR teachers are invited to Atlanta to compete for state STAR scholarships and awards.
We congratulate each of the 2014 recipients, and say a special thank you to Rick and DeeDee Siefken of Budget Blinds for their sponsorship of this event and overall support of the local community.