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Student Teacher Academic Recognition (STAR)

STAR Timeline and Awards

A view of the PAGE State STAR award

September 5, 2023 (immediately following Labor Day)

High school counselors/STAR school contacts, principals and superintendents are provided with instructions for processing STAR Student nominations online, the STAR Manual, and the STAR Student Nomination Link.

October 9, 2023

Online STAR Student Nomination website open to receive nominationsPlease read the STAR Nomination and Declaration Procedures before submitting nominations to avoid problems with qualified nominees.

November 4, 2023


November 17, 2023

Online and paper score reports will be available.

December 1, 2023 (Nomination DEADLINE for both STAR Student and STAR Teacher)

It is imperative that the counselor review the STAR Announcement Procedure to ensure that the student is not told of his or her STAR status until the online process is completed and official confirmation is received online (immediately after input). If the school has not heard from the STAR office regarding a questionable nomination by January 1, the student and teacher submitted are the declared STAR Student and Teacher.

December 15 – December 30, 2023 (NAMES OF WINNERS provided to the LOCAL SPONSORS ONLY_

• The PAGE STAR office provides the names of the high school winners and system winners to local sponsors only.

• Certificates and list of Region Recognition Events are also provided to sponsors.

• Local sponsors contact high schools to set their local recognitions and announce STAR winners to the news media and community.

January 1 – January 14, 2024

Local Sponsors will contact counselors, students, and teachers regarding plans for the local recognitions.

January 15, 2024 – STAR Announcements (immediately following MLK Day)

High school counselors may announce the names of their STAR Student and Teacher to the public if the local sponsor has not contacted them regarding plans to make an official announcement. Should a school need to announce the winner earlier than scheduled (example: Awards Day), the school should contact the local sponsor and arrange details.

January 10 – February 20, 2024 – Local Recognitions

February 20 is the last possible date to hold local recognitions due to the necessary lead-time needed for Region Chairs to organize region recognitions.

February 20 – March 20, 2024 – Regional Recognitions

March 20 is the last possible date to allow time for Region Winners to file biographical data required for the state competition.

April 29, 2024 – State PAGE STAR Competition and Banquet

All STARs are invited to attend the STAR Banquet held at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, 1775 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, Ga. 30096, Reception: 6:30 p.m. Dinner: 7:00 p.m.


Awards and Scholarships

High School Winners

  • Guests of local sponsors at the local recognition events

  • High school PAGE STAR winner certificates

  • Special memento presented only to local winners who attend the State PAGE STAR Banquet

School System Winners

  • Guests of local sponsors at recognition events

  • Scholarships/awards – optional for local sponsor (Several local sponsors present scholarships/awards to local STAR winners.)

  • System PAGE STAR winner certificates

Region Winners

  • Guests of local sponsors at region recognition

  • Region Winner certificates presented at region recognition

  • Hand blown glass stars presented at State PAGE STAR Banquet

  • Cash awards presented at region recognition 

State Winners & Runners-up

  • Etched crystal award

  • Cash scholarships and awards

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