60th Year of STAR Program


Number of total Participants in the statewide 2018 PAGE STAR program:

STAR Students:     561

STAR Teachers:     561

High Schools Participating:     525

Sponsors:     172

Region Chairs, Co-chairs, & Assistants:     16

State Program Judges:     4




State PAGE STAR Student – Devon Boatright, Douglas County High School, Douglas County

State PAGE STAR Teacher – Dr. Grant Fossum, IB/AP Mathematics Teacher, Douglas County High School

State Runner-Up PAGE STAR Student – Apurva Nemala, Chattahoochee High School, Fulton County

State Runner-Up PAGE STAR Teacher – Terri Engelberth, AP Calculus BC Teacher, Chattahoochee High School


Number of Region Winners at State:     20 (16 Public School Students and 4 Independent School Students)

Number of Region Winners with a 1600 SAT Score:     3

Number of Public Schools Participating:     433

Number of Independent Schools Participating:     157

Number of Schools with Students Tied:     38

Non-reporting or “No STAR” Schools:     27

Number of System Winners:     204


State PAGE STAR Program Contributors:

  • AT&T Georgia ($5,000 State PAGE STAR Student Scholarship)
  • Frances Wood Wilson Foundation ($2,500 State PAGE STAR Teacher Cash Award)
  • Mozelle Christian Award ($500 First Runner-Up State STAR Teacher Cash Award)
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce Award ($500 First Runner-Up State STAR Teacher Cash Award)
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce Awards (20 – $200 Region STAR Teacher Cash Awards)
  • Windstream Communications ($5,000 Co-sponsor of the State PAGE STAR Banquet)
  • PAGE ($1,000 Scholarship to First Runner-Up State STAR Student; 20 – $400 Region STAR Student Cash Awards; 42 Region STAR Student and Teacher Certificates; 40 Lillie Glass Blowers Hand Blown Crystal Stars for Region Winners*; 523 STAR Teacher Certificates and 523 STAR Student Certificates; 2 Etched Crystal Bowls for State PAGE STAR Student and State PAGE STAR Teacher; 2 Etched Crystal Vases for First Runner-Up State PAGE STAR Student and State PAGE STAR Teacher)

 Public Relations and Media:

We were honored to have Rich Johnson, director of external affairs for AT&T Georgia, attend the event to present the AT&T scholarship.  The PAGE STAR program received significant media exposure, primarily via local newspapers and local television stations statewide. These included stories about individual high school STAR winners, System STAR winners, Region STAR winners and the State PAGE STAR Student.  The news release announcing the State PAGE STAR Student was distributed statewide to the appropriate media and was posted on the PAGE and PAGE Foundation websites and the PAGE Facebook page.

*This year there were 21 STAR Student Region winners, but one STAR Region winner declined to compete at the state level, bringing the total number of competing State STAR Region winners to 20.