Sesser proud to be NHS Star Student

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 22, 2000

Natchez High School senior Jim Sesser has a good reason to be proud this month. This 18-year-old is Natchez High’s Star Student for its class of 2000.

Each year, high schools name their seniors who score the highest on the ACT as their Star Students. Sesser scored a 33.

&uot;I’m really glad I was chosen,&uot; he said.

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As part of the honor, Star Students select a favorite teacher as the Star Teacher of the Year for their school.

Sesser chose Anne McMullen, a Natchez High science teacher.

Sesser has known McMullen his entire four years at Natchez High and said she has been a big help in his school work.

&uot;She’s just been a mentor through high school,&uot; he said.

He took her chemistry class in 10th grade and is now taking her AP Biology class. &uot;This is the first year they’ve had an AP Biology class, and I think she’s doing really well with it,&uot; he said.

McMullen said she was surprised Sesser selected her when he could have chosen so many other teachers.

&uot;I’m just very grateful to him because it makes the year go better,&uot; she said.

Bright students like Sesser always makes class more interesting and fun, she said.

Sesser is the son of Nolan and Frances Sesser and has a brother, David, who is a sophomore at Natchez High.

Sesser plans to attend Mississippi State University and study computer science or computer engineering. &uot;I like to play on computers and I want to have a job where I play on computers, he said.

Sesser is a member of Natchez High’s Mississippi Science and Mathematics Tournament Team a National Merit Semifinalist and plays the trumpet in the school band. He is also an assistant scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 170 and earned Eagle Scout in 1998.

Sesser works part-time at Duncan Park Golf Course and is a member of Community Chapel Church of God.