Meet Chloe Kerr, a senior at Buford High School. Chloe is the daughter of Robin and Robby Kerr. She was born in Lawrenceville and was raised in Buford. Chloe first started attending Buford City Schools in seventh grade. She has one younger sister, Neely Kerr, 14, who is an eighth-grader at Buford Middle School. This week, Chloe is being recognized as the student of the week for her outstanding performances inside and outside the classroom.
Throughout her career at Buford High School, Chloe has managed to excel beyond ordinary expectations and succeed academically. She has taken a total of seven AP, college-level courses, and has maintained an unweighted 4.0 GPA. With such high performances, Chloe has placed herself within the top 6 percent of her class and has received the AP Scholar with Honor Award, an award given to students who have averaged a minimum of 3.25 on the AP exams they take and scored 3 or higher on at least four of those exams. Simply put, Chloe has thrived not only in her AP classes but also on the required examinations for those studies.
Chloe’s favorite subject at school is math.
“I have always loved algebra and working with numbers,” she said. “It makes sense in my head, and you can always know whether you’re right or wrong. Also, a finished study guide is very satisfying.”
In addition to her academic achievements, Chloe takes pride in her athletics. She has been a competitor on the BHS varsity volleyball and soccer teams since her freshman year. As a senior, she was recently named captain of both the soccer and volleyball teams.
“Both of my sports have shown me what it’s like to be a teammate, a leader and a competitor,” she said. “I am confident in my leadership skills and my ability to be inclusive of students in all grade levels. It is crazy how much of an impact you can make on people by just talking to them day in and day out.”
While it seems like Chloe couldn’t possibly be more involved, she is also part of many school extracurriculars. She has been a part of yearbook for one year, Beta Club for three years, National Honor Society for two years, DECA for three years and the Executive Student Leadership Council for three years. In terms of leadership positions, Chloe is a DECA officer, a role she has held since her junior year.
Chloe’s favorite teacher at BHS is Ms. Leah Curtright.
“Ms. Curtright has pushed me into loving journalism and marketing even more than I did before I took her classes. She has taught me so much within these categories that is going to help me within my communications major,” Chloe said. “She is a teacher that cares about students’ opinions and cares more about their lives than just their performance in school.”
After her high school graduation in May, Chloe plans to attend Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where she will be able to earn an undergraduate degree in communications. She says Coach Jaunais, Mrs. Simmons and Ms. Curtright have inspired her to study this in college because they have all helped her find her passion for marketing and learn so much more about it.
If there is one thing Chloe wants to leave behind for the underclassmen at Buford High School, it is to be yourself.
“Put yourself out there, soak in every moment and put your phone down. Be friends with everyone and be confident,” she said. “High school is something you will never get back, so do not waste it caring about what others think. You are amazing the way you are and will impact everyone around you if you hold yourself to high standards.”
Chloe will undoubtedly accomplish everything she desires in life. Whether it be at Buford or Furman, Chloe is bound to succeed. Congratulations on all you’ve accomplished, Chloe! We are incredibly proud of you and your achievements, and we are honored to call you a Buford Wolf!
The Buford City Schools Student of the Week spotlight is made possible by the generosity of the City of Buford.