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Tattnall County STAR student and teacher honored by BOE
STAR Student Nolan Wiginton and STAR Teacher Cita Anderson
STAR Student Nolan Wiginton and STAR Teacher Cita Anderson

Tattnall County High School (TCHS) STAR Student Nolan Wiginton and his selected STAR Teacher, Cita Anderson, were presented to Tattnall County Board of Education (BOE) members at their Monday, April 25, 2022, meeting. 

They were introduced by TCHS Counselor Shaquila Foreman, who commented that Wiginton earned this recognition by having the highest score on his SAT while ranking in the top ten percent of his class. She highlighted many of his high school accomplishments and involvement while maintaining his stellar academic record. In addition, he has earned 34 hours toward his college degree in the dual enrollment program through Georgia Southern University (GSU). He plans to continue at GSU after graduation in May, majoring in Political Science with aspirations to be a civil attorney.  Wiginton is the son of Jeremy Wiginton and Diana Lewis of Reidsville.

Wiginton lauded his former third grade teacher whom he chose for his STAR teacher.  He commended Anderson, who is now retired after a 20-year teaching career, with total involvement and investment in her student. He alluded to her class pets, which included turtles and snakes.

"She was always passionate and genuinely cared about each student on a personal level," he said.

Anderson had glowing remarks for Wiginton as well, praising him for an early zeal for learning.  She added that measuring the snakes was a math lesson in itself for the students. Anderson stated that she believed learning should be fun and exciting, and that she was enthusiastic about her subjects with her students.