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(Student Teacher Achievement Recognition)

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia’s highest-achieving high school seniors and the teachers most instrumental in their academic development. Since its creation in 1958 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR program has honored more than 29,000 students. In the mid-1990s, the PAGE Foundation was asked to assume responsibility for the oversight, administration and promotion of the statewide STAR program. Every accredited high school in Georgia is eligible to participate in this preeminent student/teacher academic recognition.

2024 PAGE State STAR Winners, Runners-Up Announced

PAGE, PAGE Foundation, and Frances Wood Wilson Foundation are PAGE State Star Student Benefactors: Omer Mustafa Inan, second from right, a senior at Cobb County's George Walton High School, is the 2024 PAGE State STAR Student. Tamara Hollingsworth, second from left, an English Teacher at Walton, is the PAGE State STAR Teacher. With them are Vickie Hammond, left, a member of the PAGE Board of Directors, and PAGE Executive Director Craig Harper. This year, the PAGE State STAR Student took home a $7,500 scholarship from PAGE, and the State STAR teacher won a $7,500 cash award from the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation. 

SouthState Bank Joins Mozelle Christian Foundation in sponsoring PAGE State Runner-Up STAR Student: Parv Mahajan of the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, second from right, is the 2024 PAGE State Runner-up STAR Student. Mahajan received the $2,500 SouthState Bank Scholarship. Julia Rachkovskiy, center, a computer science teacher, won the $2,500 SouthState Bank Award for the state runner-up STAR teacher, and the $500 Mozelle Christian Award. Nancy Lewis, SouthState Bank Senior Vice President, was on hand to present the awards with PAGE Board Member Vickie Hammond, second from left, and PAGE Executive Director Craig Harper. 

Meet the 2024 Region Winner STARS.

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Twenty-seven students and teachers out of the more than 600 STAR students were chosen as region winners this year. Each of them earned the opportunity to compete for PAGE State STAR Student and Teacher as chosen by a panel of judges from Georgia industry and education.

View photos from STAR 2024

2024 Local STAR Winners
State STAR Winners
1959 to Present
Region STAR Winners
1959 to Present

How to become a STAR.

Students from every accredited high school in Georgia are eligible to participate in this preeminent student/teacher academic recognition. To be nominated as a STAR, Georgia high school students meet several criteria, including having the highest SAT score at their schools on any single test date through November of their senior year and being in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. 

High school STAR Students are asked to name their STAR Teachers, who continue with their STAR Students at every level of the program. The educator the students chooses may be any Pre-K through 12 classroom teacher in good standing in an accredited Georgia school system or private school.


STAR State Winners

Student and Teacher Guidelines and Qualifications

STAR Banquet and Selection of Winners

STAR Regions By School System

2023-2024 STAR Manual


Get in Touch with PAGE STAR

770-216-8555 (option 3)

800-334-6468 (option 3)

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