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Student Teacher Academic Recognition (STAR)

STAR Banquet and Selection of Winners

A view of the PAGE State STAR award

Selection of Winners

The State PAGE STAR Student is selected from the STAR Region Winners by a panel of judges.  The panel includes representatives from higher education, secondary education, education-at-large and the business sector.  Each Region STAR Student submits written comprehensive biographical information to the judges.  In addition, a statement from each Region STAR Teacher is provided in support of his/her STAR Student.  At this point, the SAT is only one of many factors involved in the selection process.  The judges interview the Region STAR Students and consider the following areas:

  • Scholarship

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Academic ability

  • Personal philosophy

  • Leadership

  • Initiative

  • Citizenship

  • Opinions

  • Personal objectives

  • Attitudes


State PAGE STAR Banquet

The State PAGE STAR Banquet, sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and the PAGE Foundation, is held in Atlanta.  Highlighting the banquet are interviews of the Region STAR Students conducted by an Atlanta television personality.   Region STAR Students and Teachers are presented a hand-blown glass star.  In addition to the Region Winners, all STAR Students and STAR Teachers are invited to attend the state banquet, be recognized and receive a special memento.  Local sponsors and school contacts will receive banquet ticket information.

The evening’s festivities end with the presentation of scholarships and awards to the state winners.  The scholarships are provided by corporate, foundation and individual STAR sponsors.

The State PAGE STAR Banquet is held each year in Atlanta in April.

A link to purchase tickets will be provided here closer to the banquet date.

For more information or questions, email or call 770-216-8555 or 1-800-334-6861 outside Metro Atlanta and ask for the STAR Program.

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