Statesboro High School senior Julia Basquin and Bulloch Academy senior James Burke have been named 2023 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education. Julia is the daughter of Burke and Stacey Basquin, and James is the son of Jerry and Amy Burke. Both were STAR students for their respective schools this year.
The department recognized 154 graduating seniors across Georgia as 2023 Georgia Scholars, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced Monday.
The Georgia Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life through the Georgia Scholar program. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for their diploma.
“I extend my sincerest congratulations to the 2023 Georgia Scholars," said Superintendent Woods. “These 154 Class of 2023 seniors worked hard, became leaders in their schools and communities, and took advantage of the opportunities offered in Georgia public schools. I wish them continued success as they embark on their futures, including plans for after high school and beyond. I know they'll continue to make us all proud."
Georgia Scholars carried exemplary course loads during their four years of high school, performed excellently in all courses, successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and communities, and assumed leadership roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.
The Georgia Scholar program is coordinated by GaDOE in partnership with local school districts and schools.
To view the full list of 2023 Georgia Scholars, click here.