St. Joseph names seniors Avery Calvert, John Provine STAR students for 2021-2022

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022
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St. Joseph names seniors Avery Calvert,

John Provine STAR students for 2021-2022

MADISON (Monday, March 14, 2022) – St. Joseph Catholic School seniors Avery Calvert and John Provine have been named the school’s STAR students for the 2021-2022 school year.

St. Joe named Calvert and Provine this year’s recipients of the award based on their ACT scores and scholastic average. Calvert and Provine both came to St. Joe partway through their high school career; they named previous educators as their STAR teachers.

"We are so grateful to the Calvert and Provine families for choosing St. Joe when they moved to the Jackson area, and we are so proud that Avery and John earned this honor here," said Dr. Dena Kinsey, St. Joe principal. 

“Their hard work and success in the classroom have been an inspiration for many others as they built new friendships and successes.”

STAR is an acronym for Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition. Besides being named a STAR student, Calvert also is a National Merit Scholarship finalist and remains in the running for a National Merit Scholarship.

The STAR student award is sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council, the voice of Mississippi business since 1949. The MEC, whose roots go back to December 1948, has more than 11,000 members from more than 1,000 member firms throughout the state.

St. Joseph Catholic School, founded in 1870 by the Sisters of Mercy, offers seventh- through 12th-grade students a rigorous college prep curriculum grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church. The school recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.

St. Joe, 308 New Mannsdale Road in Madison, just west of the Interstate 55-Mississippi 463 interchange, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting arm of Cognia.

Calvert and Provine, along with other STAR students and teachers, will be honored during the annual Education Celebration April 14 at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl. More than 600 STAR students and teachers will be recognized by the MEC’s M.B. Swayze Foundation.

The top 20 STAR students will receive scholarships provided by the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Charitable Foundation. The highlight of the event: the naming of the Mississippi ALL-STAR Scholar, who will receive the coveted $24,000 Cook Foundation Scholarship.

“These two students have worked hard for what they have accomplished,” Kinsey said. “Their success throughout high school and their senior year are great examples of what we do here at St. Joe educating the whole student.”

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