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STAR Student named at Tattnall County High School
Fredrick “Nolan” Wiginton, TCHS STAR Student (left) and Terista “Cita” Anderson, TCHS STAR Teacher (right)

Fredrick “Nolan” Wiginton, a senior at Tattnall County High School (TCHS), has been named 2022 PAGE STAR Student for TCHS.  

To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top ten percent of their class. He is the son of Jeremy Wiginton and Diana Lewis of Reidsville.  

Wiginton selected his third grade teacher, Cita Anderson, as his STAR teacher.  Wiginton and Anderson will be honored guests at the Glennville Rotary Club on Wednesday, March 30.   They will also attend a regional ceremony at Georgia Southern University on March 16. 

Wiginton has been involved in several clubs and activities throughout his high school experience.   He is a member of the Future Business Leaders of American Club (FBLA) Leadership team.  He is also a member of Junior Beta Club, Greater Tattnall Chamber of Commerce Junior Board of Directors, TCHS Math Team, and TCHS Chess Club.   He is a part of the dual enrollment program through Georgia Southern University (GSU).  He has completed 34 hours towards his college degree.  Nolan plans to continue with GSU and obtain a degree in Political Science.  He then plans to sit for the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) and attend law school at the University of Georgia.  He would love to work as a Civil Attorney one day. 

Anderson is married to Clay Anderson, and they have one son, Bryon Anderson. Byron is married to Melissa Anderson, and they have two children, Essie and Sebastian. 

Mrs. Anderson is a retired teacher from Tattnall County School System and was in education for over 20 years.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Arts degree from Nova Southeastern University.  Over the course of her career, she taught Science and Math.  She also was the Beta Club Sponsor, and she coached tennis.  She is now enjoying her retirement.

“I had the opportunity to teach Nolan in third grade for Science and Math.  He had an inquiring mind where he loved to observe and ask questions.  He is so smart and absorbs knowledge like a sponge.   I told him that one day he would become a lawyer, as much as he enjoyed arguing and proving his point.  I will not be surprised if he became the President of the United States because he is a true leader,” Anderson said.

Mrs. Anderson expressed that she was humbled and honored to be chosen as STAR teacher, especially from a student who had her in third grade.  

“I pray that each of my students succeed in their endeavors.  My love is teaching my students with passion and making every moment of learning fun and exciting,” Anderson said.

The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Department of Education, as well as the local sponsor, Glennville Rotary Club, sponsor the PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, now in its 64th year.  Since its inception, the STAR program has honored more than 28,500 students and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic success.