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2020 STAR Student & STAR Teacher

We are pleased to announce that our Biloxi High 2020 STAR Student is Peyton Lyons.  STAR Students are recognized by the Mississippi Economic Council based on scholastic excellence and ACT achievement.  Peyton has chosen his Latin teacher, Sister Joan Landry, as his STAR Teacher.  

Peyton plans to attend Mississippi State University in the fall for his first year and continue on to Cornell to complete his undergraduate studies.

Sister Joan Landry said, “Peyton is the type of student that a teacher dreams of having.  Peyton has challenged himself to complete four years of Latin and he has been eminently successful in his studies.  He brings out the best in those he meets and it has been my privilege to be part of his educational formation.”

Regarding Sister Joan, Peyton said, "She is a phenomenal teacher, but she is an even greater person. Whatever stress I may have from my other classes seems to cease once I walk into her class."

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Star Student Peyton  Star Teacher Landry