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Desirae Alicia Hamlin Age: 18 High School: Paul G Blazer High School GPA: 4.1 College plans: Marshall University Accomplishments: Senior Salute, youth leadership of Boyd and Greenup counties, Teenager of the Month at Elks Lodge, Elks Lodge Most Valuable Teen for Ashland Lodge, soccer All-Area Player of the Year 2010, All-District Team 2008-2010, fifth in state for assists 2009, All-State team honorable mention 2010, All-Area, All-Tournament team Bourbon County Tournament 2008-2010, volunteering/refereeing for YMCA, cross-country, track, Spanish Club, FCCLA, FCA, Key Club.

Gallery: Star students 2011

May. 22, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

The Herald-Dispatch asked parents, relatives, teachers and friends to submit the names of graduating Tri-State students who have demonstrated excellence. A team of editors and reporters had to narrow the choices from dozens of nominations.

From community service to sports, drama and scholarships, these students represent a cross-section of the excellence of the class of 2011. The students who appear here (in alphabetical order, with numbers for identification purpose only) have demonstrated the ability to juggle dozens of activities while keeping their grades up; developed talents in several spheres; given to our community and other communities; and have overcome challenges to beat the odds.

For these reasons and more, these 33 young men and women have been named the 2011 Star Students.

These faces are a representation of the hundreds of students graduating and moving on to bright futures. The Herald-Dispatch congratulates them all.