Beacon Journal staff

They have excelled in classrooms, on playing fields, in the arts and with their community service.


This year's Beacon Journal Star Students represent a cross section of the area's best and brightest from the Class of 2012.


A panel of judges, using nominations from school guidance counselors, selected a Top 25 from well over 100 deserving candidates.


Read what the seniors have to say about their high school experiences and how they intend to make a difference in the world in years to come.



Star Student: Jessica Alexander, Copley High School
Star Student: Sarah Biagetti, Barberton High School
Star Student: Sarah Carbone, Aurora High School
Star Student: Kimberly Carter, Triway High School
Star Student: Alexis Crockett, Nordonia High School
Star Student: Cassandra DellaCorte, Highland High School
Star Student: Meghan Fennell, Northwest High School
Star Student: Emily Gudaitis, Timken High School
Star Student: Susan Huang, Kent Roosevelt High School
Star Student: Lindsay Huth, Archbishop Hoban High School
Star Student: David Jones, Wadsworth High School
Star Student: Nolan Jones, Jackson High School
Star Student: Shelby Logan, Perry High School
Star Student: Collin Marshall, Rootstown High School
Star Student: Sarah Meek, Firestone High School
Star Student: Pedro Mejia, Canton McKinley High School
Star Student: Selena Pasadyn, Brunswick High School
Star Student: Wesley Peng, Green High School
Star Student: Matthew Thomas, Ravenna High School
Star Student: Katlyn Walker, Norton High School
Star Student: Paige Ward, Tuslaw High School
Star Student: Alexandra Williams, Walsh Jesuit High School
Star Student: Edwin Zhang, Revere High School
Star Student: Taylor Zhang, Hoover High School
Star Student: Tom Ziebro, Black River High School
Star student honorable mention list