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Aidan Min is 2023 STAR Student, Mr. Chip Miller named STAR Teacher

Jeongho "Aidan" Min '23, a boarding student from Seongnam-si, South Korea, has been named STAR Student at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, and Mr. Chip Miller earned the STAR Teacher recognition for 2023. 

The Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition Program, organized by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, honors the state’s top-achieving seniors and their inspirational teachers. To secure the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score of the SAT taken and be in the top-10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on GPA.

Min joined the Rabun Gap community in the 20-21 school year and quickly got involved on campus. Aidan is very gifted academically, is currently taking four AP classes, and has earned Head of School’s High Honors which recognizes students who have an average not lower than 4.0, with no grade below B since arriving at Rabun Gap. Last year, he was awarded for his outstanding achievements in Pre-Calculus. Aidan has been involved in many activities on campus including competing on our wrestling team and JV baseball team. He is also heavily involved in our orchestra program and is a prefect in Coit Dorm.
After graduation, Min will attend his top choice school, Georgia Institute of Technology. 
Min selected Miller as his STAR Teacher. Miller is a member of the Upper School Humanities department and teaches AP Economics and American Government. This is his second time being honored as STAR Teacher of the Year, the first time being in 2019. He came to Rabun Gap in 2014 after a 22 year career as a trial lawyer. He graduated with a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law, and holds a BBA from the University of Georgia. He is currently teaching Min in his AP Economics class and is his advisor.

“I chose Mr. Miller as the STAR teacher because he was a lawyer, an entrepreneur, and is now a teacher,” said Min. “His different careers inspired me to think about my future and has made me want to seek constant growth throughout my life as he did.”
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.