STAR Student Peter Liu

Attendees of the Region STAR Banquet at Coosa Country Club include Darlington Upper School Director Matt Peer (from left), STAR Student Peter Liu, STAR Teacher Jennifer Sikes and Dean of College Guidance Sam Moss. (Contributed photo)

Darlington senior and STAR Student Peter Liu has been named a 2017 PAGE STAR Student Region Winner for PAGE STAR Region 1.

The announcement was made by Craig Harper, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators on Tuesday at the Region STAR Banquet hosted by the Seven Hills Rotary Club at the Coosa Country Club. Liu selected Jennifer Sikes, an English teacher at Darlington School, as his STAR Teacher.

“Mrs. Sikes has always been the most tolerant with my third-rate handwriting,” Liu said. “Her classes have allowed me great freedom to explore, and her passion towards literature has showed me that instead of offering escapes from reality, fiction really shows how interesting everything can be. I am very fortunate to be her student.”

Liu and Sikes, along with other regional winners, will compete for the honor of being named State PAGE STAR Student at an upcoming banquet hosted by the PAGE Foundation in Atlanta.