Madeline “Maddie” Lampert of North Springs High School became a STAR student recently and chose Gwen Kaminsky as her STAR Teacher as part of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program. In small-world Jewish geography, this student-teacher relationship was not the first for the Lampert and Kaminsky families.
Lampert’s mom taught Kaminsky’s son Seth in pre-K at The Epstein School.
Stephanie Lampert is now director of The Schiff School, which is part of the Marcus JCC.
Maddie also received a prestigious National Honor Society scholarship for $3,200. Kaminsky sponsors the North Springs chapter of NHS. She also taught Maddie’s sister Danielle and brother Noah at North Springs.
To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on one test date on the three-part SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. Nominees’ SAT scores must be equal to or higher than the latest available national average on the three sections. Maddie scored a 1530 on her SAT, had a 4.0 GPA and graduated third in her class. Maddie will be attending Emory University in the fall.