STAR 2018 State Winners


Devon Boatright, a senior at Douglas County High School, is the 2018 State PAGE STAR Student. She named Dr. Grant Fossum, her IB/AP mathematics teacher at Douglas County High School, as her State PAGE STAR Teacher.

Apurva Nemala, a senior at Fulton County’s Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, GA, is the Runner-up State PAGE STAR Student. She chose Mrs. Terri Engelberth, her AP calculus BC teacher at Chattahoochee High School, as her STAR Teacher.

The announcement of the state winners came at the State PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) STAR Banquet, on Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta in Duluth, GA.  Twenty PAGE STAR Student Region Winners were finalists in the culminating event of the annual STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) program for high school seniors. Among the 20 finalists, three scored 1600 on one administration of the SAT, and all were in the top 10 percent or top 10 of their class.

The search for the State PAGE STAR Student began earlier this school year with the naming of a record-breaking 559 local STAR Students from each of the participating public and independent high schools across the state. In turn, those STAR students then recognized the teacher who had the most influence on their academic success as their STAR Teacher.


State PAGE STAR Student
AT&T Georgia – $5,000 Cash Scholarship

State PAGE STAR Teacher
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation – $2,500 Cash Award

Runner-up State PAGE STAR Student
Professional Association of Georgia Educators – $1,000 Cash Scholarship

Runner-up State PAGE STAR Teacher
The Mozelle Christian Endowment – $500 Cash Award
Georgia Chamber of Commerce – $500 Cash Award

 In addition to the above sponsors, the 2018 STAR Banquet was co-sponsored by Windstream Communications.

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