In Columbia County, Jeff Carney from Lakeside High and Michelle Paschal from Stevens Creek Elementary School were named.
In Richmond County, Sherry B. Loyal from Warren Road Elementary gets top honors. Burke County's top principal is Wilbert Roberts from Blakeney Elementary School.
From Emanuel County, James Jarvis from Twin City Elementary School is that county's star school leader.
All of these principals had to pass certain requirements: their schools had to show higher than expected scores on the CRCT tests.
These high performing principals are offered a $15,000 supplement if they transfer to a school on the "needs improvement" list.